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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-06-20T16:32:21Z by GarlandJoseph
AhmedAmer
AhmedAmer
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Pinned topic query about entries in /dev

‏2013-06-16T13:54:47Z |

Hey ,

#oslevel -s

7100-02-00-0000

 

when I move to /dev and run ls , I found some entries/devices (device files) that grabbed my attentions like :

 

/dev/audit

/dev/cfglock

/dev/echo

/dev/error

/dev/nulls

/dev/nvram

/dev/xti

 

any clarification about that devices?

  • GarlandJoseph
    GarlandJoseph
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    Re: query about entries in /dev

    ‏2013-06-20T16:32:21Z  

    /dev/audit - part of aix auditing subsystem

    /dev/cfglock - used by aix odm subsystem (cfgmgr)

    /dev/echo - standard unix descriptor/device for the echo service

    /dev/error - standard unix descriptor for stderr (standard error)

    /dev/null - standard unix descriptor for null device

    /dev/nvram - descriptor for virtual memory device

    /dev/xti - directory that usually holds /dev/xti/utp and /dev/xti/tcp..network devices

    UNIX is built on the concept of filenames to manipulate and manage resources that aren't actually files...how cool is that. 

     

    Updated on 2013-06-20T16:33:58Z at 2013-06-20T16:33:58Z by GarlandJoseph
  • GarlandJoseph
    GarlandJoseph
    153 Posts

    Re: query about entries in /dev

    ‏2013-06-20T16:32:21Z  

    /dev/audit - part of aix auditing subsystem

    /dev/cfglock - used by aix odm subsystem (cfgmgr)

    /dev/echo - standard unix descriptor/device for the echo service

    /dev/error - standard unix descriptor for stderr (standard error)

    /dev/null - standard unix descriptor for null device

    /dev/nvram - descriptor for virtual memory device

    /dev/xti - directory that usually holds /dev/xti/utp and /dev/xti/tcp..network devices

    UNIX is built on the concept of filenames to manipulate and manage resources that aren't actually files...how cool is that. 

     

    Updated on 2013-06-20T16:33:58Z at 2013-06-20T16:33:58Z by GarlandJoseph