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MKNOD

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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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
--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
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. 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 mknod

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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