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.

       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

       --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 © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       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

       should give you access to the complete manual.



mknod (coreutils) 5.2.1           March 2004                          MKNOD(1)