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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for mkfifo (netbsd section 1)

MKFIFO(1)			   BSD 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 inter-
	     preted 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.

BSD					 January 5, 1994				      BSD


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