SUMMARY: Permissions on /dev/console Device

From: Mark Hargrave (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 10:21:16 CDT

Sorry I didn't explain the entire problem I was having.

I have a dba account that needs to send a message to the
/dev/console to have a operator mount a backup tape.

Casper showed me a method that will work:

>From Casper:

Well, you could try "syslog" (using the logger command) and make sure that
the specified log message makes it to /dev/console.

You can use one of the local log levels for this.

(logger -p local3.notice "New tape required")

and then

local3.notice /dev/console

in /etc/syslogd.conf

Original Question:

> I want the permissions on /devices/pseudo/cn@0:console
> to be 777 after a reboot.
> Is there a file that controls the permissions on this device?
> I can do /usr/bin/chmod 777 /devices/pseudo/cn@0:console,
> but the permissions seem to change back to 620.



Mark Hargrave, Sr. Unix Systems Manager
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. - Michoud Operations
New Orleans, LA


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