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DEV_MKDB(8)             NetBSD System Manager's Manual             DEV_MKDB(8)

dev_mkdb -- create /dev database
dev_mkdb [-o database] [directory]
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 specified directory, using the file type and the st_rdev field as the key. If no directory is specified, the ``/dev'' directory is used. Keys are a structure containing a mode_t followed by a dev_t, with any padding zero'd out. The former is the type of the file (st_mode & S_IFMT), the latter is the st_rdev field. The options are as follows: -o database Put the output databases in the named file.
/dev Device directory. /var/run/dev.db Database file.
ps(1), stat(2), db(3), devname(3), kvm_nlist(3), ttyname(3), kvm_mkdb(8)
The dev_mkdb command appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 5.0.1 June 6, 1993 NetBSD 5.0.1
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