[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

bug#6900: mktemp: want option to make a fifo

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#6900: mktemp: want option to make a fifo
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:22:38 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100713 Thunderbird/3.0.6

On 08/23/2010 01:40 PM, John Reiser wrote:
Two independent user requests [one of which
includes code!] within a few months show a definite need.

The two requests would have been more convincing if they demonstrated
a definite need.  Neither did: they both just said the equivalent
of "we need a new option".

Ordinarily, plain "|" does a good job of creating temporary fifos
with a minimum of fuss.  Perhaps there are exceptional cases
where plain "|" doesn't suffice, but no examples have been given.
We need these examples in order to judge how important the
need is, in order to balance this need against the other need
of keeping coreutils simple and general.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]