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Old 10-09-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
wuck
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Post [/dev] the Linux Devices List


I'd like to ask you all to help me complete this list of /dev devices and their purpouses. And I also have the optional Most Destructive Command.

Let me start with what I already know:

/dev/ usage most destructive

dsp For playing audio cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
fdx Floppy drive
hdxx IDE partition cat /dev/urandom > /dev/hda
mem Physical memory
null The Eternal Sink Hole
random produces random output \
on input cat /dev/random > /dev/hda
urandom Eternal random char \
generator mv /dev/urandom > /dev/null

As you see, these are only few (I don't know much) and I'm sure the list is packed with errors. Please post FIXMEs and other devices you know, and their discriptions!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:43 PM   #2
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/dev/mouse Mouse (link to whatever you need)
/dev/psaux PS/2 mouse
/dev/cdrom CDROM
/dev/dri Something to do with 3D acceleration
/dev/stdin STDIN
/dev/stdout STDOUT
/dev/stderr STDERR
 
  


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