[erlang-questions] What are the named-pipes in run_erl for?

Garrett Smith <>
Fri Mar 11 23:33:42 CET 2011

It's how run_erl communicates with the Erlang process it starts.


to_erl PIPEDIR/

to attach to the Erlang shell.

You can issue commands by piping them through to_erl to the Erlang
process as well. Pretty cool.

echo "init:stop()." | to_erl PIPEDIR/

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Gregory Haskins
<> wrote:
> I cant seem to find any info on what these pipes are actually used for.
>  Any details/pointers appreciated!
> Kind Regards,
> -Greg

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