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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       mknod - make block or character special files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.

       -m, --mode=MODE
	      set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       MAJOR  MINOR  are  forbidden for TYPE p, mandatory otherwise.  TYPE may

       b      create a block (buffered) special file

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file

       p      create a FIFO

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 2001 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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 mknod

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mknod (fileutils) 4.1		  March 2002			      MKNOD(1)
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