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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#6900: mktemp: want option to make a fifo
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2011 18:08:24 +0200

forcemerge 6900 6330
tags 6900 notabug
close 6900

Eric Blake wrote:
> On 08/23/2010 09:22 AM, John Reiser wrote:
>> mktemp: Please add an option which creates a fifo
>> instead of a file or a directory.  "--fifo" seems appropriate,
>> although the abbreviation "-f" might be confused as a request
>> for an ordinary file; and "-p" as in "--pipe" is already taken
>> for "prefix".
> Thanks for the report.  However, I'm inclined to mark this bug as a
> duplicate of 6330, for the reasons already documented in this long
> thread:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2010-06/msg00013.html

I've just merged them and closed both.
It's clear that the proposed change is neithehr required nor justified.

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