posix_mknod

posix_mknod

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0RC1)

posix_mknod --  Create a special or ordinary file (POSIX.1)

Description

bool posix_mknod ( string pathname, int mode [, int major [, int minor]] )

posix_mknod() creates a special or ordinary file.

Parameters

pathname

The file to create

mode

This parameter is constructed by a bitwise OR between file type (one of the following constants: POSIX_S_IFREG, POSIX_S_IFCHR, POSIX_S_IFBLK, POSIX_S_IFIFO or POSIX_S_IFSOCK) and permissions.

major

The major device kernel identifier (required to pass when you're using S_IFCHR or S_IFBLK).

minor

The minor device kernel identifier (defaults to 0).

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 1. A posix_mknod() example

<?php

$file
= '/tmp/tmpfile';  // file name
$type = POSIX_S_IFBLK;   // file type
$permissions = 0777;     // octal
$major = 1;
$minor = 8;              // /dev/random

if (!posix_mknod($file, $type | $permissions, $major, $minor)) {
    die(
'Error ' . posix_get_last_error() . ': ' . posix_strerror(posix_get_last_error()));
}

?>

See Also

posix_mkfifo()

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