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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mknod (redhat section 1)

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 PARTICULAR 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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