KIO and named pipes

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Mar 17 09:40:11 GMT 2008

On Monday 17 March 2008 10:33:52 David Faure wrote:
> On Monday 17 March 2008, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On Monday 17 March 2008 09:29:26 Will Stephenson wrote:
> > > IIUC when copying a directory, there's a listRecursive() then each file
> > > is get'ed individually.  This list must detect the mimetype allowing a
> > > chance to skip the fifo.  What about when copying a single file?
> >
> > What if I want to copy the contents of the FIFO? (i.e., I have an
> > application writing on the other side of the pipe)
> I don't think that's the job of a file manager.
> In other words, if you want to copy the contents of a FIFO, you would use
> KIO::get in a specialized application, you wouldn't use a KIO::CopyJob.
> Copying a file is supposed to give you an identical copy on the other end.
> If there's no way to copy a named pipe then let's skip them in CopyJob.

Ok, fair enough. You wouldn't want to copy /dev/hda from a remote system 

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