Which device file is which in /dev?
I understand that files in /dev are device files that represent devices on the computer. But which is which? In particular, how do I find out which device files in my /dev folder represent the following?
I tried to look at the Linux Device List (sorry I'm not allowed to post URLs on this yet) but that was really confusing (as most Linux documentation seem to be in my humble (in)experience). Then I looked at /dev/input directory on my computer, which had files mouse0, ..., mouse3, mice, and event0, ..., event9. I don't know what they mean, and I don't know which one represents my mouse.
"Why do you want to know that?" I hear you ask. Well, the reason may be as silly as my current question. I just want to try to open it and read raw data from it and see what happens, say in Python. What I really want to do is to be able to read data from a device and make a program do things based on the data from the device. Is that a silly thing to do? I'm quite ignorant about computers.