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Python os.makedev() Method

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os makedev() method.

The os makedev() method creates a raw device number from the major and minor device numbers.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os makedev() method -

os.makedev( device )

Parameter Details

  • major - This is Major device number.
  • minor - This is Minor device number.

Return Value

It returns the device number.


The following below is a simple example -


import os, sys

path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt"

# Now get  the touple
info = os.lstat(path)

# Get major and minor device number
major_dnum = os.major(info.st_dev)
minor_dnum = os.minor(info.st_dev)

print "Major Device Number :", major_dnum
print "Minor Device Number :", minor_dnum

# Make a device number
dev_num = os.makedev(major_dnum, minor_dnum)
print "Device Number :", dev_num

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Major Device Number : 0
Minor Device Number : 103
Device Number : 103

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