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MKFIFO(1) General Commands Manual MKFIFO(1) 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. mkfifo exits 0 if successful, and >0 if an error occurred. 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 7.1.2 January 5, 1994 NetBSD 7.1.2