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Python os.mknod() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os mknod() method.

The os Python's mknod() method produces a filesystem node (file, device special file or named pipe) named filename.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os mknod() method -

os.mknod(filename[,  mod=0600[,   device=0]] )

Parameter Details

  • filename - The filesystem node to be created.
  • mode - The mode specifies both the permission to make use of and the type of node to be created.
  • device - This is the device special file created and it's optional to provide.

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

# !/usr/bin/python

import os
import stat

filename = '/tmp/tmpfile'
mode = 0600|stat.S_IRUSR

# filesystem node specified with different modes
os.mknod(filename, mode)

When the above code is executed, it will produce thie following result -

-rw-------. 1 root   root

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python OS open() Method.

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