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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