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Re: named pipes


Please don't confuse a quick response and a mean one.  The information I
meant was at least the version of Cygwin you were trying out.  From what I
recall, there is some implementation of the mkfifo() system call in Cygwin
1.5.* (the "test" release) -- search the list archives.  If you're not
using the latest version, your question is irrelevant.  If you *are* using
it, please indicate the exact version you have installed (as suggested in
the link I posted earlier) and the way in which the mkfifo() system call
fails.  Please note that the console mkfifo command may not have been
recompiled for the latest Cygwin release, and thus may not work still.


On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Gerry Reno wrote:

> Igor,
>   Lighten up will you.  I don't really have any more information.  The
> mkfifo command is Cygwin does not work.  You can't create a named pipe.
>  I understand that Microsoft provides named pipes to Windows through
> its Microsoft Platform SDK.  I don't have this kit.  I was hoping that
> maybe someone did and could comment on the named pipe issue and whether
> there might be a way to get them to work under Cygwin.
> Gerry Reno
> --- Igor Pechtchanski <> wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, Gerry Reno wrote:
> >
> > >   The mkfifo command still reports that the function is not
> > > implemented.  I believe that named pipes are available for windows
> > > through the Microsoft Platform SDK.  Does anyone know if these
> > named
> > > pipes can be made to work under Cygwin?
> > >
> > > thx,
> > > Gerry Reno
> >
> > Not nearly enough information for any reasonable response.  Please
> > read <> for guidelines on effective
> > posting.
> >       Igor

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