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6.3.5 The Infamous SIGPIPE Signal

On a last note, pipes must have a reader and a writer. If a process tries to write to a pipe that has no reader, it will be sent the SIGPIPE signal from the kernel. This is imperative when more than two processes are involved in a pipeline.

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Fri Mar 29 14:43:04 EST 1996