mknod - make block or character special files




   Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE.

   Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

   -m, --mode=MODE
          set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask

   -Z     set the SELinux security context to default type

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

   --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

   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.


   Written by David MacKenzie.


   GNU coreutils online help: <>
   Report mknod translation bugs to <>


   Copyright  2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
   GPL version 3 or later <>.
   This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



   Full documentation at: <>
   or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mknod invocation'


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