MKNOD

MKNOD(1) User Commands 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.

-Z, –context=CTX
set the SELinux security context of NAME to CTX

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

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of mknod, which usually
supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell’s
documentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie.

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

COPYRIGHT
Copyright © 2008 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.

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 coreutils ‘mknod invocation’

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 6.12 May 2008 MKNOD(1)

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