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Re: run.c translator

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: run.c translator
Date: 19 Mar 2002 14:54:24 -0800
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nisse@lysator.liu.se (Niels Möller) writes:

> tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > You want the "shutdown" call, which should do the right thing.
> Does shutdown work on plain pipes, or is it it necessary to use
> socketpair instead of pipe? (Not that that is usually a problem, I'd
> recommend socketpair everytime, except if one actually needs the
> atomic PIPE_BUF behaviour).
> Does the Hurd's shutdown work on the (master side) of a pty as well?

I'm baffled.  If it's a plain pipe, then you simply close the end
you're writing on, and the reader gets EOF.

I assumed the implementation used socketpairs, where closing your
writing half would prevent you from also reading on it.


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