DEV_MKDB(8) AerieBSD 1.0 Refernce Manual DEV_MKDB(8)

NAME

dev_mkdb — create /dev database

SYNOPSIS

dev_mkdb

DESCRIPTION

The dev_mkdb command creates a db(3) hash access method database in “/var/run/dev.db” which contains the names of all of the character and block special files in the “/dev” directory, using the file type and the st_rdev field as the key.

Keys are a structure containing a mode_t followed by a dev_t, with any padding zeroed out. The former is the type of the file (st_mode & S_IFMT), the latter is the st_rdev field.

FILES

/dev
device directory
/var/run/dev.db
database file

SEE ALSO

ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3), kvm_mkdb(8)

HISTORY

The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD.


AerieBSD 1.0 Reference Manual August 26 2008 DEV_MKDB(8)