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.
set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask
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 doc-
umentation for details about the options it supports.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report mknod bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
The full documentation for mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mknod programs are properly installed at your site,
info coreutils 'mknod invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 7.1 July 2010 MKNOD(1)