Linux "mknod" Command Line Options and Examples
create a special or ordinary file

Create the special file NAME of the given TYPE. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.



Command Line Options:

set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask
mknod -m ...
set the SELinux security context to default type
mknod -Z ...
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
mknod --context[ ...
display this help and exit
mknod --help ...
output version information and exitBoth 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 beginswith 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 filec, u create a character (unbuffered) special filep create a FIFONOTE: your shell may have its own version of mknod, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to yourshell's documentation for details about the options it supports.AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.REPORTING BUGSGNU coreutils online help: <>Report mknod translation bugs to <>COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2017 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.
mknod --version ...