Device aceesing problem

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by poileafrire, May 9, 2006.

  1. poileafrire macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2006
    Hi all,

    I'm new on Mac. I have to develop a user-application using specific device.
    I have some Linux C code.
    I just need to find the path (/dev/??) of these devices.
    Any software ? Any tuto ?

    Thanks for your anser.
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  3. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    There are significant differences between linux and OS X device paths, major and minor device numbers and even some of the sematics of interacting with the devices represented by /dev files.

    The simple answer to finding the path is to cd into /dev and have a look for the dev file you need. The more realistic answer is that you need to understand how /dev "files" work and the mechanics of working with these devices.

    Good luck with you application, but based on your questions I suspect there is a massive knowledge gap between where you are now and what you need to know to build this application.
  4. poileafrire thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2006
    Yes, sure. There is a real big gap ... I used to work on Linux, but it's the first time i use a Mac ... and i start by creating a kind of driver.

    Not easy to change my abits.

    Thanks for your ansers.

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