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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2002
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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 permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
MAJOR MINOR are forbidden for TYPE p, mandatory otherwise. 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 bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2002 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 ALSOThe 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 mknod
should give you access to the complete manual.
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