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Broken Pipe error


while doing sftp over server "A" , i am getting a broken pipe error i.e

cat: write error: Broken pipe

what does that mean? please let me know if you want any other info on this..

Last edited by pludi; 06-20-2011 at 09:51 AM..
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It means a program died unexpectedly and things further up the chain got killed when their pipes got broken from it.
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Originally Posted by Corona688
It means a program died unexpectedly and things further up the chain got killed when their pipes got broken from it.
can u expalin some more ?
and tell me the reason behind it?
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First of all, "U" is not a word. I suspect you know how it's actually spelled and aren't posting from a telephone numpad.

program a is piped into program b. program b dies before program a can write everything it wants to write. program a gets killed with SIGPIPE.

It tells you nothing about why.

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