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the unix device file

 
singvey
Frequent Advisor

the unix device file

where is the document aubout the /dev/* ,
I want to know all the device's device file,
how the device file works, when the system will
set the device file.

crw--w--w- 1 root tty 0 0x000000 Aug 17 13:37 console
crw--w--w- 2 bin bin 0 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 syscon
crw--w--w- 2 bin bin 0 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 systty
crw------- 1 root sys 0 0x000001 Aug 17 12:37 ttyconf
crw------- 2 bin bin 1 0x000080 Aug 17 12:37 mux0
crw--w--w- 1 bin bin 1 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 tty0p0
crw------- 1 root root 2 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 olar
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin bin 3 0x000002 Aug 17 16:15 null
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin sys 3 0x000004 Aug 17 12:37 zero
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin sys 3 0x000003 Aug 17 12:37 full
crw-r----- 1 bin sys 3 0x000001 Sep 4 2003 kmem
crw-r----- 1 bin sys 3 0x000000 Sep 4 2003 mem
crw-rw-rw- 2 bin tty 16 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 ptyp0
crw-rw-rw- 2 bin tty 16 0x00002f Aug 17 12:37 ptyrf
crw-rw-rw- 2 bin tty 17 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 ttyp0
crw------- 1 bin bin 27 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 dmem
crw-r--r-- 1 bin bin 31 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 devkrs
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin bin 36 0x010000 Aug 17 12:37 hub
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 45 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 poll
crw-r--r-- 1 bin bin 46 0x000002 Aug 17 12:39 kernlog
crw-r--r-- 1 bin bin 46 0x000001 Aug 17 12:39 netlog
crw-r--r-- 1 bin bin 46 0x000000 Aug 17 12:39 nettrace

crw------- 1 root root 49 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 ipmi
crw------- 1 root root 62 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 tun0
crw------- 1 root root 62 0x000089 Aug 17 13:35 tunip9

crw-r--r-- 1 root sys 69 0x000000 Sep 4 2003 config

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000013 Aug 17 13:35 arp
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x000077 Aug 17 10:29 dlpi
crw-rw-rw- 1 root other 72 0x000074 Aug 17 12:39 echo
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000012 Aug 17 13:35 ip
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000f Aug 17 13:35 ip6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000033 Aug 17 13:35 ipseckey
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000032 Aug 17 13:35 ipsecpol
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000e Aug 17 13:35 nuls
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000d Aug 17 13:35 rawip
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000c Aug 17 13:35 rawip6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000008 Aug 17 13:35 udp
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000007 Aug 17 13:35 udp6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x000036 Aug 17 13:35 stcpmap
crw-rw-rw- 1 root other 72 0x000049 Aug 17 12:39 strlog
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000b Aug 17 13:35 tcp
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 72 0x00000a Aug 17 13:35 tcp6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x00003d Aug 17 15:18 telnetm
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x00001a Aug 17 12:37 tlclts
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x000019 Aug 17 12:37 tlcots
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x000017 Aug 17 12:37 tlcotsod
crw-rw-rw- 1 root other 72 0x00004a Aug 17 12:39 sad
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 72 0x00009c Aug 17 16:04 ptmx
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000003 Aug 17 13:35 ipauth
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 ipl
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000001 Aug 17 13:35 ipnat
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000005 Aug 17 13:35 ipscan
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000002 Aug 17 13:35 ipstate
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 77 0x000004 Aug 17 13:35 ipsync
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 78 0x000000 Aug 17 13:35 random
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 78 0x000001 Aug 17 13:35 urandom
crw-r--r-- 1 root sys 97 0x000000 Aug 17 10:55 vxportal
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin bin 101 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 async
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin bin 101 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 asyncdsk
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 119 0x000000 Aug 17 10:29 dlpi0
crw------- 1 bin bin 189 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 klog
crw-rw-rw- 1 bin bin 207 0x000000 Aug 17 13:37 tty
crw-r--r-- 1 root other 227 0x000000 Aug 17 10:29 kepd
crw------- 1 bin bin 232 0x000000 Aug 17 12:37 diag2
crw-r----- 1 bin sys 255 0xffffff Aug 17 12:37 rroot
drwxr-xr-x 2 bin bin 96 Aug 17 12:38 diag
lrwxrwxr-x 1 root root 9 Aug 17 15:19 dtremote -> /dev/null
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 9 Aug 17 10:53 lan -> /dev/dlpi

drwxr-xr-x 2 bin bin 8192 Aug 17 12:37 pts
drwxr-xr-x 2 bin bin 8192 Aug 17 12:37 pty
drwxr-xr-x 2 bin bin 8192 Aug 17 12:37 ptym
brw-r----- 1 bin sys 255 0xffffff Aug 17 12:37 root
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 96 Aug 17 12:38 screen
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 9 Aug 17 10:53 snap -> /dev/dlpi
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 96 Aug 17 12:39 telnet

1 REPLY 1
Ranjith_5
Honored Contributor

Re: the unix device file

Hi,

Here is the info.

http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-60103/pt07.html

Regards,
Syam