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well, that is an example of how simple it is if you can do it with shell.
is the communication two way or one way?
well assume it's two way you must have two FIFOs per pair,
parents read/write child write/read which is 6 pipes.
but then the parent will probly need to use select to check which is ready.
(A pipe can only connect with ONE reader and ONE writer at a time)
or, you could have one pair of FIFOs and say use the PID of the child as an
IP address as it were to prepend each message,
is this homework?
Last edited by bigearsbilly; 12-07-2007 at 08:59 AM.
an interesting use for a FIFO often seen in books, is for your
mail .signature file (if this applies).
you replace it with a FIFO and a serving process that gives a
random quote (often the fortune program) every time the
FIFO is read, nifty eh?