Actual devices of /dev



Dear Fellow,

how can we find, which entries in /dev/ represents actual devices?

for example, i have a dvd writer, now i dont know whether linux has
identified by writer or not. So there are multiple entries for dvd in /
dev/ such as:
dvd dvd0 dvdrw dvdrw0 dvdwriter dvdwriter0

so how can i know which entry actually represent my device to mount?

thanks.


Sincerely,
Anees Haider
.



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