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NAMEmknod - make block or character special files
SYNOPSISmknod [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.
- -m, --mode=MODE
- set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask
- -Z, --context=CTX
- set the SELinux security context of NAME to CTX
- 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
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport mknod bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2009 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.
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.
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Time: 15:25:56 GMT, June 11, 2010