opening pipe to process already running

C. Abney cabney at
Fri Jun 9 19:57:49 CDT 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, John R. Comeau wrote:

> I know that you can send a signal to a running process, but how do you
> open a pipe to it?
> I guess another possibility is that I could use a FIFO file (named
> pipe) instead of the normal files I currently have implemented.  But
> still that seems messy.

If you have source access to the daemon, a named pipe or put a socket
on it...

perldoc perlipc, and perldoc Socket.

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