[TUHS] First appearance of named pipes

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Mar 11 06:26:10 AEST 2020

On Tue, 10 Mar 2020, Chet Ramey wrote:

> Yes, absolutely. Just like a pipe is a FIFO, a FIFO is just a pipe with 
> a name that appears in the file system.

So they would still be subject to the same 8-block limit?  I haven't 
delved into the finer points of named pipes as I rarely use them.

Related question: are they the same as Unix-domain sockets?  Oddly enough 
I haven't used those much either.

-- Dave

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