MKNOD

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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.

−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

MAJOR MINOR are forbidden for TYPE p, mandatory otherwise. 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-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 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 mknod

should give you access to the complete manual.