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MKNOD(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   MKNOD(8)



NAME
       mknod - build special file

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/mknod name [ c ] [ b ] major minor

DESCRIPTION
       Mknod  makes  a  special  file.   The first argument is the name of the
       entry.  The second is b if the special file is block-type (disks, tape)
       or  c  if it is character-type (other devices).  The last two arguments
       are numbers specifying the major device type and the minor device (e.g.
       unit, drive, or line number).

       The  assignment  of  major  device  numbers is specific to each system.
       They have to be dug out of the system source file conf.c.

SEE ALSO
       mknod(2)



4th Berkeley Distribution       4 February 1983                       MKNOD(8)