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MKFIFO(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual MKFIFO(1)
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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 Set the file permission bits of newly-created fifos 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.
mkfifo exits 0 if successful, and >0 if an error occurred.
mkdir(1), rm(1), mkfifo(2), mknod(8)
The mkfifo utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'')
mkfifo command appeared in 4.4BSD.
NetBSD 5.0.1 January 5, 1994 NetBSD 5.0.1