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Re: Pipes (Fifos) stored in SVN

From: Johann Glaser <Johann.Glaser_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-12-13 12:24:57 CET


> > May I suggest to add another such little enhancement and also store
> > named pipes (= FIFOs) (created e.g. with mkfifo(1)). Sometimes it is
> > handy to have fifos in directories while testing a program.
> Is there something preventing your test-programs from just creating the
> named pipe if it doesn't exist?
> Just because something is in the file-system doesn't mean it should be
> revision-controlled :)

Yes, you are right. Actually, the script itself creates the pipe if
there is none. Unfortunately there are some important owner and
permission issues which can only be done when running as root (what is
not the normal operation of the script). Therefore I'd like to have the
pipe there as is when checking out the devel environment.

But regardless of my direct needs, wouldn't it be at least an easy to
implement improvement to SVN, if it supports more kinds of special
 - symbol links (already in 1.1)
 - fifos
 - devices (like in /dev/)

So this is a suggestion and a wish. :-)


Johann Glaser   <Johann.Glaser@gmx.at>
   Vienna University of Technology
       Electrical Engineering
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