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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

       -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

              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

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to (

       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

       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

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mknod (coreutils) 5.2.1           March 2004                          MKNOD(1)

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