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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     set the SELinux security context to default type

       --context[=CTX]
              like  -Z,  or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context 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

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2016 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)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mknod>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mknod invocation'