creating a block file for file-like object
iain.murchland at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 01:00:27 CET 2008
On Nov 7, 4:42 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
> In message
> <e424a5ea-0a62-4ca1-842b-cb2cc2cea... at n33g2000pri.googlegroups.com>, Iain
> > Can someone give me some pointers as to how I might create some sort
> > of blocking device file or named pipe ...
> mkfifo /path/to/named/pipe
I did get that far myself with os.mkfifo - my problem is actually
using it. To me it seemed like I wanted to do something like
streamobj = urllib.urlopen("http://whereever.com/file")
fifoobj = open("/path/to/named/pipe","w")
But as soon as you get to the second line the code hangs (apparently
because of the blocking behaviour of the named pipe).
Any pointers here would be much appreciated.
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