mknod



MKNOD(1)                         User Commands                        MKNOD(1)




NAME

       mknod - make block or character special files


SYNOPSIS

       mknod [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR]


DESCRIPTION

       Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -Z, --context=CONTEXT
              set security context (quoted string)

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       Both MAJOR and MINOR must be specified when TYPE is b,  c,  or  u,  and
       they  must be omitted when TYPE is p.  If MAJOR or MINOR begins with 0x
       or 0X, it is interpreted as hexadecimal; otherwise, if it  begins  with
       0, as octal; otherwise, as decimal.  TYPE may be:

       b      create a block (buffered) special file

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file

       p      create a FIFO


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and mknod programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the
       command

              info coreutils mknod

       should give you access to the complete manual.



mknod (coreutils) 5.2.1           March 2004                          MKNOD(1)

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