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MKNOD(1)                              FSF                             MKNOD(1)



NAME
       mknod(1,2) - make block or character special files

SYNOPSIS
       mknod(1,2) [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR]

DESCRIPTION
       Create the special file(1,n) NAME of the given TYPE.

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set(7,n,1 builtins) permission mode (as in(1,8) chmod(1,2)), not a=rw - umask

       --help display this help and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       MAJOR  MINOR  are  forbidden for TYPE p, mandatory otherwise.  TYPE may
       be:

       b      create a block (buffered) special file(1,n)

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file(1,n)

       p      create a FIFO

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  2001 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(1,2) is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the  info(1,5,n)  and  mknod(1,2) programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command

              info(1,5,n) mknod(1,2)

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



mknod(1,2) (fileutils) 4.1             April 2001                          MKNOD(1)

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