Manual page for mknod(1M)
mknod - make a special file
makes a directory entry for a special file.
Indicates a block-type special file.
Indicates a character-type special file.
Used to create a FIFO (named pipe).
can be either decimal or octal.
The assignment of major device numbers is specific to each system.
You must be the super-user to use this form of the command.
A special file to be created.
is used to create a device in a remote directory
(Remote File Sharing), the major and minor device numbers
are interpreted by the server.
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
subtree) rather than using
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97