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mknod(1) [redhat man page]

MKNOD(1)								FSF								  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 permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit MAJOR MINOR are forbidden for TYPE p, mandatory otherwise. 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 (C) 2002 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 PARTICU- LAR 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 mknod should give you access to the complete manual. mknod (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 MKNOD(1)

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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 CTX --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 doc- umentation for details about the options it supports. AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie. REPORTING BUGS
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/> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 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. GNU coreutils 7.1 July 2010 MKNOD(1)

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