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Re: mkfifo -where is it ?
- To: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: mkfifo -where is it ?
- From: Jacek Trzcinski <jacek at certum dot pl>
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 08:36:40 +0200
- References: <EA18B9FA0FE4194AA2B4CDB91F73C0EF79C6@itdomain002.itdomain.net.au>
- Reply-To: jacek at certum dot pl
You are right but in my case (Windows NT 4.0) there is no problems with
named pipes so
implement it in cygwin seems to be easy matter isn't it ?
Robert Collins wrote:
> Cygwin does not currently support fifo's. As you may know a fifo is
> essentially a named pipe, and Win9x doesn't support named pipes. I have
> an alpha implementation of fifos in my working directory, that
> implements the pipe using shared memory and should work on win95, but
> it's got a little problem with fork() at the moment. Until I get that
> tracked down, or someone else implements fifo's Cygwin really does not
> support mkfifo. If you are interested in implementing fifos an
> alternative route and potentially better route would be to implement
> fifos using paired anonymous pipes.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jacek Trzcinski [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 3:53 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: mkfifo -where is it ?
> > Hi !
> > Recently I decided to build xwpe packet taken from Red Hat
> > Power Tools.
> > Everything seems to work... but without debuging. To build
> > packet I had
> > to comment
> > few lines in one module which calls "mkfifo" function. Utilizing xwpe
> > without debuging is
> > without sense. As I inspected there are calls to "mkfifo" in different
> > files of cygwin
> > distribution but this function seems to be absent in any
> > dll's or other
> > library of cygwin. There is only mkfifo.exe in /usr/bin.
> > Does cygwin really not support mkfifo ?
> > Jacek
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