MKNODSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEmknod - make block or character special files
SYNOPSISmknod [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.
- -m, --mode=MODE
- set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask
- 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:
- create a block (buffered) special file
- c, u
- create a character (unbuffered) special file
- create a FIFO
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 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.
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.