Manual page for mkfifo(1M)
mkfifo - make FIFO special file
command creates the
special files named by its argument list.
The arguments are taken sequentially, in the order specified; and each
special file is either created completely or,
in the case of an error or signal, not created at all.
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.
The mkfifo command calls the library routine
argument is passed as the
argument from the command line, and
is set to the equivalent of
modified by the current value of the file mode creation mask
The following option is supported:
- -m mode
Set the file permission bits of
to the specified
option-argument will be the same as the
operand defined for the
will be interpreted relative to
an assumed initial mode of
The following operand is supported:
A path name of the
special file to be created.
for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the
The following exit values are returned:
All the specified
special files were created successfully.
An error occurred.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97