Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
mkfifo [option] names
Make one or more named pipes (FIFOs) with the specified names.
Set permission mode. Default is 666, with the bits in the umask subtracted.
Print help information and exit.
Print version information and exit.