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mkfifo(1M)							    mkfifo(1M)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkfifo - make FIFO	special	file

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkfifo [-m	mode] path ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkfifo creates the	FIFO special files named by its	argument list.	The
     arguments are taken sequentially, in the order specified; and each	FIFO
     special file is either created completely or, in the case of an error or
     signal, not created at all.

     For each path argument, the mkfifo	command	behaves	as if the function
     mkfifo [see mkfifo(2)] was	called with the	argument path set to path and
     the mode set to the bitwise inclusive OR of S_IRUSR, S_IWUSR, S_IRGRP,

     If	-m option is specified,	the file permission bits of the	newly created
     FIFO is set to the	specified mode value.  The mode	option argument	is the
     same as the mode operand defined for the chmod utility.  In the
     symbolic_mode strings, the	op characters +	and - are interpreted relative
     to	an assumed initial mode	of a=rw.

     If	errors are encountered in creating one of the special files, mkfifo
     writes a diagnostic message to the	standard error and continues with the
     remaining arguments, if any.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     mkfifo returns exit code 0	if all FIFO special files were created
     normally; otherwise it prints a diagnostic	and returns a value greater
     than 0.

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