On Mon, 8 May 2000, David O'Brien wrote:

> 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.

I don't buy it :-).  This syntax is similar to a special case of the syntax
of jot(1).  It's better to use jot(1) directly, e.g.:

    MAKEDEV $(jot -w da 2 0)    # make 2 acd devices beginning at acd0


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