[erlang-questions] reading from named pipe

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Feb 23 11:02:41 CET 2010


Greetings,

To my knowledge it is not possible to open a named pipe directly. There
might be a port program that ca do it for you.


bengt

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 08:56 +0100, michael wrote:
> When trying to open a named pipe ( allocated with mkfifo under linux) I get the 
> error:
> {error,eisdir}
> 
> How do I open such a pipe?
> 
> The error message is somehow imprecise (or just wrong?): the file is not a 
> directory.
> 
> cheers
>  Michael
> 
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