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Old 12-16-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
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Question IPC

what is the purpose of ipc in linux and is there any other way we can communicate between process without using the ipc??
Old 12-16-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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IPC is InterProcess Communication, used for processes to talk to each other.

Doing inter-process communication without inter-process communication is a logical contradiction, and so is impossible.

To expand on this, you could do something simple like read and write from a file. That is (in some way) not a formal IPC mechanism, even though it does indeed accomplish communication between processes.

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Old 12-16-2011, 03:39 AM   #3
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thanks for ur reply jhwilliams


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