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MAKEDEV(8) System Manager's Manual MAKEDEV(8)
makedev - create device files
makedev [-f] [-p conf_path]
The makedev command creates device special files for the system.
The options are as follows:
-f Force the unlinking of the files specified in the configuration
file before recreating the special file. You should reboot the
system after using this option.
Use the configuration file conf_path instead of the default con-
figuration file /etc/dev.conf.
To successfully use this utility you must be the Administrator or a mem-
ber of the Administrators group.
Generally speaking this utility needs only to be run once after installa-
tion of Interix and will be done so automatically.
If you experience difficulty opening a file descriptor to any of the spe-
cial device files then it is possible that a security descriptor (main-
tained by the subsystem) has had an incorrect number generation. Regener-
ating the special device files using the -f option to this utility would
be recommended. If special device files have been created elsewhere on
the system then they too should be regenerated. You can have this auto-
mated by maintaining a configuration file.
chmod(1), mkfifo(1), mkfifo(2), mknod(1), mknod(2), unlink(2)
This is a clean re-write for Interix.
Interix July 10, 2007 Interix