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NAME
mkfifo -- make fifos
SYNOPSIS
mkfifo [-m mode] fifo_name ...
DESCRIPTION
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.
EXIT STATUS
The mkfifo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO
mkdir(1), rm(1), mkfifo(2), mknod(8)
STANDARDS
The mkfifo utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'') compliant.
HISTORY
mkfifo command appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 9.99 January 5, 1994 NetBSD 9.99
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