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FIFO

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:15 pm
by JizzaDaMan
What is a FIFO?

I've been looking into how to control omxplayer via ssh where the standard key inputs don't work.

A method to manage it seems to be to use a FIFO, created using the mkfifo command but what is it? What's it used for?

Re: FIFO

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:19 pm
by jackokring
First In First Out. Also called a queue, or que or pipe. The time sequential order is maintained when information is passed.

Re: FIFO

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:29 pm
by JizzaDaMan
So how do you use one? And when is the information passed?