In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "David O'Brien" writes:
>On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 03:27:07PM -0400, Jeroen C. van Gelderen wrote:
>> Or just settle for a more intuitive solution: 
>>  MAKEDEV acd2   creates /dev/acd2
>>  MAKEDEV 2 acd  creates /dev/acd[01]
>> which would allow for "MAKEDEV 64 da" and "MAKEDEV 256 pty"
>I agree with this syntax and after sending my message to you, was sitting
>there thinking "MAKEDEV <num_of_devs> <dev_name>" would make a really
>nice clear syntax.  If you can get BDE's buy-in and other BSD
>traditionalists I think this would be great.

Make it
        MAKEDEV -<num_of_devs> <dev_name>
and there will be no ambiguity.

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