Questions tagged [mkfifo]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
1 answer
9k views

What is the purpose of using a FIFO vs a temporary file or a pipe?

From APUE FIFOs can be used to duplicate an output stream in a series of shell commands. This prevents writing the data to an intermediate disk file (similar to using pipes to avoid intermediate ...
Tim's user avatar
  • 101k
0 votes
0 answers
36 views

Strange incongruent output for both nc and fifo

I have this exact code: #!/bin/bash gtimeout(){ if type -f gtimeout &> /dev/null; then command gtimeout "$@" else timeout "$@" fi } export -f gtimeout; ...
Alexander Mills's user avatar