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  FreeBSD Tips and Tricks for 2005
Subject:   /dev backup?
Date:   2005-02-18 10:09:11
From:   freebsd45
In FreeBSD 4.x, the /dev/MAKEDEV shell script can rebuild the entries in /dev.

cd /dev
sh MAKEDEV all

In FreeBSD 5+, there's no need as devfs handles creating the device nodes as needed.