On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Kate T. Yoak <k...@yoak.com> wrote:
>> $ mknod pipe.gif p
>> $ out.pl < pipe.gif

> This is neat. Never encountered mknod . Thanks for passing along
> something this useful!

Ah, named pipes can be quite useful, mostly for one-off situations
where there's a better solution that just isn't in place yet.  Note
that mknod is primarily for device files and doesn't actually support
the "p" type for named papes on all systems; if you find one where
"mknod blah p" doesn't work, try "mkfifo blah".

Mark J. Reed <markjr...@gmail.com>
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