MKNOD(1)                       FSF                       MKNOD(1)

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.

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set permission mode (as in chmod), not 0666 - umask

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

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

       b      create a block (buffered) special file

       c, u   create a character (unbuffered) special file

       p      create a FIFO

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

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for mknod is maintained as a Tex-
       info manual.  If the info and mknod programs are  properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info mknod

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU fileutils 4.0         November 1998                         1