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RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD FreeBSD NetBSD RedHat Others

[IEEE Std1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'')]

MKFIFO(1)                  OpenBSD Reference Manual                  MKFIFO(1)

     mkfifo - make FIFOs

     mkfifo [-m mode] fifo_name ...

     mkfifo creates the FIFOs requested, in the order specified, using mode
     0666 modified by the current umask(2).

     The options are as follows:

     -m mode
             Set the file permission bits of newly created directories to
             mode. The mode is specified as in chmod(1).  In symbolic mode
             strings, the ``+'' and ``-'' operators are interpreted relative
             to an assumed initial mode of ``a=rw''.

     mkfifo requires write permission in the parent directory.

     The mkfifo utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.

     mkdir(1),  rm(1),  mkfifo(2),  mknod(8)

     The mkfifo utility is expected to be IEEE Std1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'')

     The mkfifo command appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 2.6                     January 5, 1994                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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[Detailed Topics]
FreeBSD Sources for mkfifo(1)
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Up to: Local Process Communication - Communication between processes running on the same system. Synchronization. File locking. Signals. FIFOs, pipes, et al

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