4

Special Files

Section 4 of the manual describes special files (devices).

Top 3 commands

Command Description Lookups
1 epoll I/O event notification facility
2 urandom kernel random number source devices
3 elographics Elographics input driver

All commands40

  • Command
  • Description
cciss
HP Smart Array block driver
console_codes
Linux console escape and control sequences
console_ioctl
ioctls for console terminal and virtual consoles
cpuid
x86 CPUID access device
dsp56k
DSP56001 interface device
elographics
Elographics input driver
epoll
I/O event notification facility
fd
floppy disk device
full
always full device
fuse
Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) device
hd
MFM/IDE hard disk devices
hpsa
HP Smart Array SCSI driver
initrd
boot loader initialized RAM disk
kmem
system memory, kernel memory and system ports
lirc
lirc devices
loop
loop devices
loop-control
loop devices
lp
line printer devices
md
Multiple Device driver aka Linux Software RAID
mem
system memory, kernel memory and system ports
mouse
serial mouse interface
msr
x86 CPU MSR access device
null
data sink
port
system memory, kernel memory and system ports
ptmx
pseudoterminal master and slave
pts
pseudoterminal master and slave
ram
ram disk device
rtc
real-time clock
sd
driver for SCSI disk drives
sk98lin
Marvell/SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet driver v6.21
smartpqi
Microsemi Smart Family SCSI driver
st
SCSI tape device
tty_ioctl
ioctls for terminals and serial lines
ttyS
serial terminal lines
urandom
kernel random number source devices
vcs
virtual console memory
vcsa
virtual console memory
veth
Virtual Ethernet Device
wavelan
AT&T GIS WaveLAN ISA device driver
zero
data sink