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mkfifo(3C)		 Standard C Library Functions		    mkfifo(3C)

NAME
       mkfifo -	make a FIFO special file

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<sys/types.h>
       #include	<sys/stat.h>

       int mkfifo(const	char *path, mode_t mode);

DESCRIPTION
       The  mkfifo()  function	creates	 a  new	FIFO special file named	by the
       pathname	pointed	to by path.  The file permission bits of the new  FIFO
       are  initialized	from mode.  The	file permission	bits of	the mode argu-
       ment are	modified by the	process's file creation	mask  (see  umask(2)).
       Bits other than the file	permission bits	in mode	are ignored.

       If path names a symbolic	link, mkfifo() fails and sets errno to EEXIST.

       The  FIFO's  user  ID  is  set  to the process's	effective user ID. The
       FIFO's group ID is set to the group ID of the parent  directory	or  to
       the effective group ID of the process.

       The mkfifo() function calls mknod(2) to create the file.

       Upon  successful	 completion,  mkfifo()	marks for update the st_atime,
       st_ctime, and st_mtime fields of	 the  file.  Also,  the	 st_ctime  and
       st_mtime	fields of the directory	that contains the new entry are	marked
       for update.

RETURN VALUES
       Upon successful completion, 0 is	returned.  Otherwise, -1  is  returned
       and errno is set	to indicate the	error.

ERRORS
       The mkfifo() function will fail if:

       EACCES		       A  component  of	 the path prefix denies	search
			       permission, or write permission	is  denied  on
			       the parent directory of the FIFO	to be created.

       EEXIST		       The named file already exists.

       ELOOP		       A  loop	exists	in  symbolic links encountered
			       during resolution of the	path argument.

       ENAMETOOLONG	       The  length  of	the  path   argument   exceeds
			       {PATH_MAX}  or  a  pathname component is	longer
			       than {NAME_MAX}.

       ENOENT		       A component of the  path	 prefix	 specified  by
			       path  does  not	name  an existing directory or
			       path is an empty	string.

       ENOSPC		       The directory that would	contain	the  new  file
			       cannot be extended or the file system is	out of
			       file-allocation resources.

       ENOTDIR		       A component of the path prefix is not a	direc-
			       tory.

       EROFS		       The named file resides on a read-only file sys-
			       tem.

       The mkfifo() function may fail if:

       ELOOP		       Too many	symbolic links were encountered	in re-
			       solving path.

       ENAMETOOLONG	       The   length   of  the  path  argument  exceeds
			       {PATH_MAX} or a pathname	 component  is	longer
			       than {NAME_MAX}.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Create a FIFO	File

       The  following  example	demonstrates  how  to create a FIFO file named
       /home/cnd/mod_done with read and	write permissions for  the  owner  and
       read permissions	for the	group and others.

       #include	sys/types.h>
       #include	sys/stat.h>
       int status;
       ...
       status =	mkfifo("/home/cnd/mod_done", S_IWUSR | S_IRUSR |
	       S_IRGRP | S_IROTH);

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |MT-Level		     |MT-Safe			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       mkdir(1),   chmod(2),   exec(2),	  mknod(2),  umask(2),	stat.h(3HEAD),
       ufs(7FS), attributes(5),	standards(5)

SunOS 5.10			  24 Apr 2002			    mkfifo(3C)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | ERRORS | EXAMPLES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO

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