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       mknod - make block or character special files

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

       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.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report mknod translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       Copyright  (C) 2013 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 permitted by law.


       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 coreutils 'mknod invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 February 2016			      MKNOD(1)