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authorGravatar Maxime Hadjinlian <maxime.hadjinlian@gmail.com>2014-11-15 17:29:18 +0100
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2014-11-22 20:12:38 +0100
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manual: Rework makedevs syntax
State that it should be a space separated list and fix the example. Also reduce the number of dash used to 4. [Thomas: replace tab by space, as noted by Yann.] Signed-off-by: Maxime Hadjinlian <maxime.hadjinlian@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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-rw-r--r--docs/manual/makedev-syntax.txt24
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/makedev-syntax.txt b/docs/manual/makedev-syntax.txt
index 2fd7b59151..e02b79d986 100644
--- a/docs/manual/makedev-syntax.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/makedev-syntax.txt
@@ -11,13 +11,14 @@ create and how to create them, in order to avoid calls to mknod.
This syntax is derived from the makedev utility, and more complete
documentation can be found in the +package/makedevs/README+ file.
-It takes the form of a line for each file, with the following layout:
+It takes the form of a space separated list of fields, one file per
+line; the fields are:
|===========================================================
|name |type |mode |uid |gid |major |minor |start |inc |count
|===========================================================
-There are a few non-trivial blocks here:
+There are a few non-trivial blocks:
- +name+ is the path to the file you want to create/modify
- +type+ is the type of the file, being one of:
@@ -35,22 +36,23 @@ There are a few non-trivial blocks here:
Let's say you want to change the permissions of a given file; using
this syntax, you will need to put:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-/usr/bin/foobar f 644 0 0 - - - - -
--------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+----
+/usr/bin/foobar f 644 0 0 - - - - -
+----
On the other hand, if you want to create the device file +/dev/hda+
and the corresponding 15 files for the partitions, you will need for
+/dev/hda+:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-/dev/hda b 640 0 0 3 0 0 0 -
--------------------------------------------------------------------
+----
+/dev/hda b 640 0 0 3 0 0 0 -
+----
and then for device files corresponding to the partitions of
+/dev/hda+, +/dev/hdaX+, +X+ ranging from 1 to 15:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-/dev/hda b 640 0 0 3 1 1 1 15
--------------------------------------------------------------------
+----
+/dev/hda b 640 0 0 3 1 1 1 15
+----