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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

              When  COREUTILS_CHILD_DEFAULT_ACLS  environment variable is set, -m/--mode option respects default umask
              and ACLs, as it does in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 by default

       --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-coreutilsATgnu.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 permit-
       ted by law.

SEE ALSO
       mknod(2)

       The  full  documentation for mknod is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and mknod programs are prop-
       erly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'mknod invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                          MKNOD(1)