Problems with my pipe

Wally Winchester wally_winchester at fastmail.fm
Wed Feb 8 11:10:46 UTC 2006


On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 11:04:21 +0000, "Andy Green" <andy at warmcat.com>
said:
> Wally Winchester wrote:
> 
> > I'm having a problem with my pipe, please can anyone have a look and see
> > what's wrong with it?
> 
> Ugh!  It's all diseased... you must have stuck it in a Windows box.  Put
> it away!
> 
> > $ mkfifo testpipe
> > $ logger -u testpipe message
> > connect: Connection refused.
> > 
> > Same when run as root.
> 
> If in one console session I do
> 
> cat testpipe
> 
> whick blocks, and then in another
> 
> echo "hello" >testpipe
> 
> then everything works.  So I guess the problem is only that you have
> nobody listening at the other end of the pipe?
> 
> -Andy

Well, I can see that syslog-ng has hold of my pipe, so I'm confused as
to why logger cannot do anything useful with it.
 echo "test" > testpipe
works fine
 logger -u testpipe "test"
fails :/
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