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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.

       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

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              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.

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

       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/>
       Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 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.

SEE ALSO

       mknod(2)

       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 coreutils 'mknod invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.