What does this command do?

mknod -m 666 /dev/fuse c 10 229

It creates a character device node with major number 10, minor number 229 and global read and write permissions. From the name, it looks like the fuse device.

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    And in fact, looking at /proc/devices (character major 10 = misc) and /proc/misc (misc minor 229 = fuse) would confirm this.
    – ephemient
    Sep 30 '09 at 15:40


Linux / Unix Command: mknod

mknod: make block or character special files

-m, --mode=MODE: set permission mode

  • I should have been more accurate. I use curlftpfs to embed a ftp-server to the local filesystem of my linux workstation. It works without the mknod command. The command is stated in the tutorial I've used for installing curlftpfs. This is somehow confusing.
    – vbd
    Oct 1 '09 at 6:56

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