|MKNOD(8)||System Manager's Manual||MKNOD(8)|
mknodcommand creates device special files. Normally the shell script /dev/MAKEDEV is used to create special files for commonly known devices; it executes
mknodwith the appropriate arguments and can make all the files required for the device.
The options are as follows:
+’ and ‘
-’ are interpreted relative to an initial mode of “a=rw”.
To make nodes manually, the arguments are:
b. All other devices are character type devices, such as terminal and pseudo devices, and are type
c. A FIFO (also known as a named pipe) is type
Major and minor device numbers can be given in any format acceptable to strtoul(3), so that a leading “0x” indicates a hexadecimal number, and a leading “0” will cause the number to be interpreted as octal.
mknodcan also take multiple lists of parameters in one go. Note that
-mis not reset from one list to the next so, for example, in
mknod -m 700 name b 12 5 name2 b 12 6
both name and name2 will be mode 700.
mknodcommand appeared in Version 4 AT&T UNIX.
|October 6, 2016||OpenBSD-6.2|