I can't open a named FIFO that already exists.
JamesL at Lugoj.Com
Fri Aug 27 01:37:47 EDT 1999
srenner at lycosmail.com wrote:
> I have an object in my Linux filesystem that I created with 'mkfifo'. I
> suppose it's called a FIFO. Anyway, the idea is to use it as a pipe. It
> already exists. I want to write lines to this pipe so that another
> program (Csound) can be controlled in real time by reading events from
> it. But this object can't be opened inside Python, because neither
> os.popen('fifoname') nor open('fifoname') returns.
> I don't want to open a pipe inside Python, because I have to provide a
> device name to Csound on its command line, and this way it already has a
> I'm sure I'm missing something. Any help would be appreciated. sr
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You need to do:
f = open("fifoname", "w+")
f = open("fifoname", "r+")
As noted by Mitchell Morris, a pipe needs a reader and a writer. So opening
read/write, read/update, or write/update solves the blocking problem.
Fortunately you don't have to then do both operations from one end. Hope
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