Named pipe



operating system
A Unix pipe with a filename created using the “mknod” command. Named pipes allow unrelated processes to communicate with each other whereas the normal (un-named) kind can only be used by processes which are parent and child or siblings (forked from the same parent).
(1996-12-01)

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