MKNOD linux command manual
MKNOD(1) User Commands MKNOD(1)
mknod - make block or character special files
mknod [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR]
Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
set security context (quoted string)
set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask
--help 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:
b create a block (buffered) special file
c, u create a character (unbuffered) special file
p create a FIFO
Written by David MacKenzie.
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Copyright (C) 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 PARTICU-
The full documentation for mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and mknod programs are properly installed at your site,
info coreutils mknod
should give you access to the complete manual.
mknod (coreutils) 5.2.1 March 2004 MKNOD(1)