How to enable rules in hosts /etc/devfs.rules file

maxnix maxnix.bsd at
Thu Aug 18 09:51:03 UTC 2016

On Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:59:58 -0400
Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:

> I put some rules in the hosts /etc/devfs.rules file.
> On reboot these new rules get enabled.
> I would like to enable new rules without rebooting the system.
> Read the devfs man page and issued some commands but got message
> saying unknown argument.
> Say I have a rule number 10 that I added to the /etc/devfs.rules file.
> How would I go about enabling it without a reboot?
> Thanks
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Restart devfs(8):

service devfs restart.

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