isfifo(path) -> Bool

Returns true if path is a FIFO, false otherwise.


  1. Check if a file path is a FIFO:

    julia> isfifo("/path/to/myfifo")

    This example checks if the given file path is a FIFO (named pipe) and returns true if it is.

  2. Check if a different file path is a FIFO:

    julia> isfifo("/path/to/myfile.txt")

    It returns false when the provided file path is not a FIFO.

  3. Handle non-existent file path:
    julia> isfifo("/path/to/nonexistent")

    When the file path doesn't exist, it returns false.

Common mistake example:

julia> isfifo("directory")
ERROR: SystemError: stat: Not a directory

In this example, the function is used with a directory path instead of a file path. The isfifo function expects a file path as an argument, not a directory. Ensure to provide a valid file path to check if it's a FIFO.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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