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Manual Reference Pages  -  MKNOD (1)

NAME

mknod - make block or character special files

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.
-Z, --context=CTX
  set the SELinux security context of NAME to CTX
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-m, --mode=MODE
  set file permission bits to MODE, 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
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of mknod, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell’s documentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

mknod(2)

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 invocation’
should give you access to the complete manual.

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GNU coreutils 6.12 MKNOD (1) March 2009

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