mknod(1) -- Linux man page

 

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.

-Z, --context=CONTEXT
set security context (quoted string)
-m, --mode=MODE
set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask
--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
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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 ALSO

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

should give you access to the complete manual.