specifies various options and parameters for the operation of devd(8).
specifies various matching criteria and actions to perform when a newly attached device matches said criteria.
specifies various matching criteria and actions to perform when a newly detached device matches said criteria.
specifies various matching criteria and actions to perform when no device driver currently loaded in the kernel claims a (new) device.
Statements may occur in any order in the configuration file, and may be repeated as often as required. Further details on the syntax and meaning of each statement and their substatements are explained below.
Comments may appear anywhere that whitespace may appear in a configuration file. To appeal to programmers of all kinds, they can be written in C, C++, or shell/Perl constructs.
C-style comments start with the two characters /* (slash, star) and end with */ (star, slash). Because they are completely delimited with these characters, they can be used to comment only a portion of a line or to span multiple lines.
C-style comments cannot be nested. For example, the following is not valid because the entire comment ends with the first */:
/* This is the start of a comment.
This is still part of the comment.
/* This is an incorrect attempt at nesting a comment. */
This is no longer in any comment. */
C++-style comments start with the two characters // (slash, slash) and continue to the end of the physical line. They cannot be continued across multiple physical lines; to have one logical comment span multiple lines, each line must use the // pair. For example:
// This is the start of a comment. The next line
// is a new comment, even though it is logically
// part of the previous comment.