How to set device permissions at startup

Oliver Fromme olli at
Fri Oct 9 10:34:39 UTC 2009

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
 > Herbert J. Skuhra wrote:
 > > Den 9. okt. 2009 kl. 05.25 skrev "Aryeh M. Friedman" 
 > > <aryeh.friedman at>:
 > > 
 > > > Since certain currently unused devices are not created in /dev 
 > > > (specifically in my case /dev/fuse*) how do I tell what ever (I can't 
 > > > tell it is devfs or what) to always make /dev/fuse* (when needed) 
 > > > with 777 perms (the security implications are not an issue here)
 > > 
 > > Have you tried devfs.rules(5)?
 > yes and since the device doesn't exist at the mount time for devfs they 
 > are ignored

Then you did something wrong, or you're confusing devfs.rules
and devfs.conf.

Quote from the manpage:
"The devfs.rules file provides an easy way to create and apply
devfs(8) rules, even for devices that are not available at boot."

The rules take effect whenever a new node (devide) appears,
even after devfs was mounted.

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