#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/stat.h> int mkfifo(const char *path, mode_t mode)
Mkfifo() creates a new fifo file with name path. The access permissions are specified by mode and restricted by the umask(2) of the calling pro- cess. The fifo's owner ID is set to the process's effective user ID. The fi- fo's group ID is set to that of the parent directory in which it is cre- ated.
A 0 return value indicates success. A -1 return value indicates an er- ror, and an error code is stored in errno.
Mkfifo() will fail and no fifo will be created if: [ENOTSUPP] The kernel has not been configured to support fifo's. [ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix is not a directory. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an en- tire path name exceeded 1023 characters. [ENOENT] A component of the path prefix does not exist. [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path pre- fix. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname. [EROFS] The named file resides on a read-only file system. [EEXIST] The named file exists. [ENOSPC] The directory in which the entry for the new fifo is being placed cannot be extended because there is no space left on the file system containing the directory. [ENOSPC] There are no free inodes on the file system on which the fifo is being created. [EDQUOT] The directory in which the entry for the new fifo is being placed cannot be extended because the user's quota of disk blocks on the file system containing the directory has been
chmod(2), mknod(2), stat(2), umask(2)
The mkfifo() function call is expected to conform to IEEE Std1003.1-1990 (``POSIX'').