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MKNOD(1)                         User Commands                        MKNOD(1)

       mknod - make block or character special files

       mknod [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR]

       Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

       -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

       --help 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:

       b      create a block (buffered) special file

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file

       p      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 bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

       Copyright  (C) 2009 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 mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and mknod programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the

              info coreutils 'mknod invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 7.4                January 2015                         MKNOD(1)