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CentOS 7.0 - man page for mknod (centos section 1)

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. -m, --mode=MODE set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask -Z, --context[=CTX] set the SELinux security context of NAME to default type, or to CTX if specified --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. GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2013 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 per- mitted by law.
SEE ALSO
mknod(2) The full documentation for mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mknod programs are prop- erly installed at your site, the command info coreutils 'mknod invocation' should give you access to the complete manual. GNU coreutils 8.22 June 2014 MKNOD(1)


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