Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

3.6 /dev : Device files

3.6.1 Purpose

The /dev directory is the location of special or device files.

3.6.2 Specific Options

If it is possible that devices in /dev will need to be manually created, /dev must contain a command named MAKEDEV, which can create devices as needed. It may also contain a MAKEDEV.local for any local devices.

If required, MAKEDEV must have provisions for creating any device that may be found on the system, not just those that a particular implementation installs.

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