device file

These inspector types interrogate Unix-style device files, which contain device drivers or system resources. Unix identifies these resources by a major number and a minor number, both stored as part of a node structure. Typically, the major number identifies the device driver and the minor number identifies the particular device controlled by that driver.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu


device file <filesystem object> : device file
device file <string> : device file
device file <string> of <folder> : device file
device file of <folder> : device file
<filesystem object> as device file : device file


device type of <device file> : string
drive of <device file> : filesystem
filesystem of <device file> : filesystem
major of <device file> : integer
minor of <device file> : integer