mkfifo man page

mkfifo — make FIFOs (named pipes)


mkfifo {{path/to/pipe}}


mkfifo [OPTION]... NAME...


Create named pipes (FIFOs) with the given NAMEs.

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

-m, --mode=MODE
set file permission bits to MODE, not a=rw - umask
set the SELinux security context to default type
like -Z, or if CTX is specified then set the SELinux or SMACK security context to CTX
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

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See Also


Full documentation at: <…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mkfifo invocation'

Referenced By

fifo(7), mkfifo(3), perlipc(1), pipe(7), rsyslog.conf(5).

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands