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Linux 2.6 - man page for mknod (linux section 1)

MKNOD(1)				  User Commands 				 MKNOD(1)

       mknod - make block or character special files

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

       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 CTX

       --help display this help and exit

	      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.

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Report mknod bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       Copyright  (C)  2010  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.


       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.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				 MKNOD(1)

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