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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 8.0 January 5, 1994 NetBSD 8.0