[RndTbl] Ksh scripting, named pipes

Kevin McGregor kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 11:54:33 CST 2014

I have a main script which writes to a named pipe. Before it starts
writing, it starts two other scripts which read from this pipe. The reading
and writing is a list of file names, one per line. How do I ensure that
each script reads one complete line from the pipe at a time (no more, no

I have a test set up, and it usually works, but sometimes a reader will get
a blank line or just a "/" (but not any other part of a line)!

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