how to use cygwin_attach_handle_to_fd?

Christopher Faylor
Mon Dec 16 08:03:00 GMT 2002

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On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 02:52:03PM +0530, Harshavardhana Adiga wrote:
>I am new to cygwin.I am creating a windows named pipe using the normal
>windows api.
>In the cygwin documetation it is said that select call works for file
>descriptors,handles etc.Can I able to pass this handle directly to a
>select call?
>if no can I use cygwin_attach_handle_to_fd() provided by cygwin to
>convert it to a file descriptorthis?
>If yes what is the first parameter i need to pass to this method?
>Further can i be able to use the descriptor returned by this method in a
>select call?
>Alternatly,is there any way in which i can implement named pipes in
>cygwin(like fifo's)?

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