[TUHS] Pipes as temp. files
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Feb 23 11:10:31 AEST 2018
Just curious; am I the only who, back in the early days of V6, used pipes
as temporary files? I mean that after calling pipe(), instead of then
forking and playing "file-descriptor footsie" you just read and wrote
within the same process.
I seem to recall that it worked, as long as you avoided the 8-block limit
(or whatever it was then); I have no idea why I tried it, other than to
see if it worked i.e. avoid the creat() (without the "e") etc.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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