[MPlayer-users] read answer from slave
peter.white at posteo.net
Fri Jun 3 21:16:41 CEST 2016
Please don't top-post.
Am 03.06.2016 um 17:11 schrieb Peter Irbizon:
> thank you! looks great!
> but I should use mkfifo input.pipe without output.pipe because mplayer
> creates it on the second line.
FWIW, mplayer does not create a FIFO on the second line. Instead a
regular file gets created by the shell redirect operator. Maybe that
serves your purpose just as well but there are technical differences,
one being that in your example output.pipe, being a regular file, would
consume space on your disk and R/W ops on that file involve disk access
as opposed to a FIFO which is always size 0 and no disk ops need to be
performed to access it.
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