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mkfifo - make FIFOs (named pipes)


mkfifo [OPTION] NAME...


Create named pipes (FIFOs) with the given NAMEs.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-Z, --context=CONTEXT
set security context (quoted string)

-m, --mode=MODE
set permission mode (as in chmod), not a=rw - umask

--help display this help and exit

output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.


Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for mkfifo is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mkfifo programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info mkfifo

should give you access to the complete manual.

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