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mknod(1M)		System Administration Commands		     mknod(1M)

NAME
       mknod - make a special file

SYNOPSIS
       mknod name b major minor

       mknod name c major minor

       mknod name p

DESCRIPTION
       mknod makes a directory entry for a special file.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       b     Create a block-type special file.

       c     Create a character-type special file.

       p     Create a FIFO (named pipe).

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       major The major device number.

       minor The  minor	device number; can be either decimal or	octal. The as-
	     signment of major device numbers is specific to each system.  You
	     must be the super-user to use this	form of	the command.

       name  A special file to be created.

USAGE
       See  largefile(5) for the description of	the behavior of	mknod when en-
       countering files	greater	than or	equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes).

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       ftp(1), in.ftpd(1M), mknod(2), symlink(2), attributes(5), largefile(5)

NOTES
       If mknod(2) is used to create a device, the major and minor device num-
       bers are	always interpreted by the kernel running on that machine.

       With  the  advent  of physical device naming, it	would be preferable to
       create a	symbolic link to the physical name of the device (in the  /de-
       vices subtree) rather than using	mknod.

SunOS 5.9			  16 Sep 1996			     mknod(1M)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | OPERANDS | USAGE | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES

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