mkfifo - make FIFOs (named pipes)
mkfifo [options] file...
POSIX options: [-m mode]
GNU options (shortest form): [-m mode] [--help] [--version]
mkfifo creates FIFOs (also called "named pipes") with the
A "FIFO" is a special file type that permits independent
processes to communicate. One process opens the FIFO file
for writing, and another for reading, after which data can
flow as with the usual anonymous pipe in shells or else-
By default, the mode of created FIFOs is 0666 (`a+rw') minus
the bits set in the umask.
-m mode, --mode=mode
Set the mode of created FIFOs to mode, which is sym-
bolic as in chmod(1) and uses the default mode as the
point of departure.
GNU STANDARD OPTIONS
Print a usage message on standard output and exit suc-
Print version information on standard output, then exit
-- Terminate option list.
The variables LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE and LC_MESSAGES have
the usual meaning.
This page describes mkfifo as found in the fileutils-3.16
package; other versions may differ slightly. Mail correc-
tions and additions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
and firstname.lastname@example.org . Report bugs in the program