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Old 09-19-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
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/dev directory

I have always wondered why the /dev directory is in such an apparent mess -
most of the files there don't correspond to any devices on most systems.
Does any system exist where the hardware is interrogated on boot-up and then
only the files that correspond to the existing devices are then created in
/dev ?

Dave Bowskill
Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia


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