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hpr3811 :: mkfifo and named pipes

Have you ever named a pipe? If not, this is the episode you've been waiting for.

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Hosted by Klaatu on 2023-03-13 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:11:18

Bash Scripting.

This is an open series in which Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share their Bash scripting knowledge and experience with the community. General programming topics and Bash commands are explored along with some tutorials for the complete novice.

A named pipe is like a UNIX pipe, except it takes the form of a file.

$ mkfifo mypipe
$ echo "Hacker Public Radio" > mypipe &
$ cat mypipe
Hacker Public Radio


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