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named pipes in the GUI?
Authored by: AJB on Oct 27, '04 05:27:00PM

Last time I checked (haven't got time now), named pipes aren't honoured in the GUI. A couple of years back I had a named pipe that had a perl script on the end waiting for someone to read it. No GUI apps could open it. :-(

I went to the trouble of sending Apple feedback about it. Anyone know if this has changed?



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named pipes in the GUI?
Authored by: dantheox on Oct 27, '04 08:16:49PM

UNIX uses named pipes to implement sockets, so sometimes named pipes will show up as FTP servers in the Finder. Other times, I've seen them show up as ordinary files that would completely freeze the Finder if you looked at them funny. For example, by right-clicking on a named pipe, and going to the "Open With" submenu.



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