MKNODAT(2) Linux Programmer's Manual MKNODAT(2)
mknodat - create a special or ordinary file relative to a directory
#include <<fcntl.h>> /* Definition of AT_* constants */
int mknodat(int dirfd, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);
The mknodat() system call operates in exactly the same way as mknod(2),
except for the differences described in this manual page.
If the pathname given in pathname is relative, then it is interpreted
relative to the directory referred to by the file descriptor dirfd
(rather than relative to the current working directory of the calling
process, as is done by mknod(2) for a relative pathname).
If pathname is relative and dirfd is the special value AT_FDCWD, then
pathname is interpreted relative to the current working directory of
the calling process (like mknod(2)).
If pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored.
On success, mknodat() returns 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is
set to indicate the error.
The same errors that occur for mknod(2) can also occur for mknodat().
The following additional errors can occur for mknodat():
EBADF dirfd is not a valid file descriptor.
pathname is relative and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to
a file other than a directory.
mknodat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16.
This system call is non-standard but is proposed for inclusion in a
future revision of POSIX.1.
See openat(2) for an explanation of the need for mknodat().
mknod(2), openat(2), path_resolution(7)
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Linux 2006-04-06 MKNODAT(2)