Named pipe question

Alex Dyas adyas at
Wed Jan 23 15:29:18 GMT 2002

Hi all,

Is it possible to get two "listeners" on one named pipe? In other words, I
create a named pipe (mkfifo), listen to it with two separate tail -f
instances, but only the first tail sees any data coming out.

Is this a limitation of named pipes?  It would be nice to be able to
attach any number of "listeners" to the pipe as and when.


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