`mknod': Make block or character special files ============================================== `mknod' creates a FIFO, character special file, or block special file with the specified name. Synopsis: mknod [OPTION]... NAME TYPE [MAJOR MINOR] Unlike the phrase "special file type" above, the term "special file" has a technical meaning on Unix: something that can generate or receive data. Usually this corresponds to a physical piece of hardware, e.g., a printer or a disk. (These files are typically created at system-configuration time.) The `mknod' command is what creates files of this type. Such devices can be read either a character at a time or a "block" (many characters) at a time, hence we say there are "block special" files and "character special" files. The arguments after NAME specify the type of file to make: `p' for a FIFO `b' for a block special file `c' for a character special file When making a block or character special file, the major and minor device numbers must be given after the file type. The program accepts the following option. Also see Note: Common options. `-m MODE' `--mode=MODE' Set the mode of created files to MODE, which is symbolic as in `chmod' and uses `a=rw' minus the bits set in the umask as the point of departure. Note: File permissions.
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