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Re: Newb question - simple script

From: Victor Duchovni <Victor.Duchovni_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 11 2010 - 21:26:13 GMT

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 02:07:20PM -0700, jimmy zoto wrote:

> I'm trying to copy all incoming mail to a local FIFO file for special
> purpose processing by a Java program. I don't know the best way to do this.

This sounds like a bad design. It is unlikely that your FIFO has any
way to indicate success or failure. You probably can't indicate the end
of the message to the FIFO listener. Your FIFO probably can't support
parallel delivery. There are likely many more issues.

Even if you solve your apparent problem, your real problem (bad design)
will not be solved.

-- Viktor.