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mknod(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  mknod(8)

       mknod - make special file

       /etc/mknod name [ c ] [ b ] major minor
       /etc/mknod name p

       The  command makes a special file.  The first argument is the name of the entry.  The second is b if the special file is block-type (disks,
       tape) or c if it is character-type (other devices).  The last two arguments are numbers specifying the major  device  type  and	the  minor
       device (for example, unit, drive, or line number).

       The assignment of major device numbers is specific to each system.  These numbers are obtained from the system source file conf.c.

       The command can also be used to create fifo's, also known as named pipes, (second case in the Syntax section above).

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mknod(1M)						  System Administration Commands						 mknod(1M)

mknod - make a special file SYNOPSIS
mknod name b major minor mknod name c major minor mknod name p DESCRIPTION
mknod makes a directory entry for a special file. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: b Create a block-type special file. c Create a character-type special file. p Create a FIFO (named pipe). OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: major The major device number. minor The minor device number; can be either decimal or octal. The assignment of major device numbers is specific to each system. You must be the super-user to use this form of the command. name A special file to be created. USAGE
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of mknod when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ftp(1), in.ftpd(1M), mknod(2), symlink(2), attributes(5), largefile(5) NOTES
If mknod(2) is used to create a device, the major and minor device numbers are always interpreted by the kernel running on that machine. With the advent of physical device naming, it would be preferable to create a symbolic link to the physical name of the device (in the /devices subtree) rather than using mknod. SunOS 5.11 16 Sep 1996 mknod(1M)
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