unlink does not remove named pipe

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Fri Apr 17 11:09:58 GMT 2020

Greetings, Kristian Ivarsson via Cygwin!

> If you're creating a lot's of named pipes in main process and in children
> and then using unlink, some of the named pipe files are not removed from the
> file system and no error is issued, i.e. unlink doesn't return -1

Open file will not be immediately removed on Windows.
However, if the file was deleted successfully, consequent attempts at opening
it will fail.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, April 17, 2020 14:08:48

Sorry for my terrible english...

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