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mknod(8) [bsd man page]

MKNOD(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  MKNOD(8)

NAME
mknod - build special file SYNOPSIS
/sbin/mknod name [ c ] [ b ] major minor DESCRIPTION
Mknod makes a special file. The first argument is the name of the entry. The second is b if the special file is block-type (disks, tape) or c if it is character-type (other devices). The last two arguments are numbers specifying the major device type and the minor device (e.g. unit, drive, or line number). The assignment of major device numbers is specific to each system. They have to be dug out of the system source file conf.c. SEE ALSO
mknod(2), makedev(8) 4th Berkeley Distribution November 16, 1996 MKNOD(8)

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mknod(1M)						  System Administration Commands						 mknod(1M)

NAME
mknod - make a special file SYNOPSIS
mknod name b major minor mknod name c major minor mknod name p DESCRIPTION
mknod makes a directory entry for a special file. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: b Create a block-type special file. c Create a character-type special file. p Create a FIFO (named pipe). OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: major The major device number. minor The minor device number; can be either decimal or octal. The assignment of major device numbers is specific to each system. You must be the super-user to use this form of the command. name A special file to be created. USAGE
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of mknod when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ftp(1), in.ftpd(1M), mknod(2), symlink(2), attributes(5), largefile(5) NOTES
If mknod(2) is used to create a device, the major and minor device numbers are always interpreted by the kernel running on that machine. With the advent of physical device naming, it would be preferable to create a symbolic link to the physical name of the device (in the /devices subtree) rather than using mknod. SunOS 5.11 16 Sep 1996 mknod(1M)

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