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 mkfifo example code

I want to set up a uni-directional message stream between a server
process and several unrelated client processes.

I'm keen to implement this using fifo piping. Can anyone point me in the
direction of any resources on this subject on the web (ie. example code)?


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 Wed, 23 Jun 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
 mkfifo example code

Here it is:

 * mkfifo.c
 * makes a fifo (named pipe)

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>

int main( int argc, char **argv )
  mode_t mode;

  if( argc < 2 ) {
    fprintf( stderr, "USAGE:  %s <fifoname> [<mode>]\n", argv[0] );

  if( argc < 3 ) {
    mode = 0777;
  } else {
    mode = atoi( argv[2] );

  if( mkfifo( argv[1], mode ) == -1 ) {
    perror( "Mkfifo failed" );

  return 0;

This program creates a fifo in the filesystem. You can use it by
opening it for read on one end and open it for write on the other,
just as you would do for an ordinary file.

Windows No Thanks!

 Thu, 24 Jun 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
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