Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2010
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mknod - make block or character special files
[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
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of mknod, which usually supersedes
the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation
for details about the options it supports.
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report 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/>
Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Copyright © 2010 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
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
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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