Sam Vilain

NAME

Sys::Mknod - make special files

SYNOPSIS

  use Sys::Mknod;

  mknod ("/dev/filename", type, $major, $minor, $mode);
  mkfifo ("filename", $mode);

DESCRIPTION

mknod - creates special files. Why use system() when you can use syscall()?

$mode is the resultant file mode, and defaults to 0666. It does not override your umask.

SPECIAL FILE TYPES

$type must be one of:

m/^c/i

Creates a "Character Special" device.

m/^b/i

Creates a "Block Special" device"

AUTHOR

Sam Vilain, <sam@vilain.net>

SEE ALSO

perlfunc, mknod(2), mknod(1), mkfifo(1)