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

devpubd -- device publish daemon for automatic device node creation
devpubd [-1f]
devpubd listens on drvctl(4) for new devices and creates their device nodes using MAKEDEV(8) if they are missing. When -f is specified, devpubd does not go into the background. With the option -1 it will also exit after the initial setup of device nodes. devpubd runs /libexec/devpubd-run-hooks. This script runs each script found in /libexec/devpubd-hooks in a lexical order with two arguments: device-attach or device-detach and the device file name. The default installation supplies the 01-makedev script for creating a device node and the 02-wedgenames script for creating symlinks to wedge devices under /dev/wedges. Additional scripts may be added for other dynamic device actions.
drvctl(8), MAKEDEV(8)
A devpubd utility appeared in NetBSD 6.0. NetBSD 10.99 February 24, 2020 NetBSD 10.99
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