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MKNOD

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2014
Index Return to Main Contents
 

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
-Z
set the SELinux security context to default type
--context[=CTX]
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
--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.

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 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 aqmknod invocationaq

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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