Python | os.mknod() method

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.

os.mknod() method in Python is used to create a file system node i.e a file, device special file or named pipe with specified path name.

Syntax: os.mknod(path, mode = 0o600, device = 0, *, dir_fd = None)

path: A path-like object representing the file system path.
device (optional): This defines the newly created device files. The default value of this parameter is 0.
dir_fd (optional): This is a file descriptor referring to a directory.

Return type: This method does not return any value.

Code: Use of os.mknod() method





# Python3 program to explain os.mknod() method
# importing os module
import os
# importing stat module
import stat
# Path
path = "filex.txt"
# Permission to use
per = 0o600
# type of node to be created 
node_type = stat.S_IRUSR 
mode = per | node_type
# Create a file sytem node
# with specified permission
# and type using
# os.mknod() method
os.mknod(path, mode)
print("Filesystem node is created successfully")



File system node is created successfully

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