Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: May 2006
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mknod - make block or character special files
[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.
- -Z, --context=CONTEXT
set security context (quoted string)
- -m, --mode=MODE
set permission mode (as in chmod), 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
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2006 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
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
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