mknod(1) -- Linux man page
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.
- -Z, --context=CONTEXT
- set security context (quoted string)
- -m, --mode=MODE
- set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask
- 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 bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 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 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 coreutils mknod
should give you access to the complete manual.