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IO::Socket::UNIX

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IO::Socket::UNIX

NAME

IO::Socket::UNIX - Object interface for AF_UNIX domain sockets

SYNOPSIS

  1. use IO::Socket::UNIX;

DESCRIPTION

IO::Socket::UNIX provides an object interface to creating and using sockets in the AF_UNIX domain. It is built upon the IO::Socket interface and inherits all the methods defined by IO::Socket.

CONSTRUCTOR

  • new ( [ARGS] )

    Creates an IO::Socket::UNIX object, which is a reference to a newly created symbol (see the Symbol package). new optionally takes arguments, these arguments are in key-value pairs.

    In addition to the key-value pairs accepted by IO::Socket, IO::Socket::UNIX provides.

    1. Type Type of socket (eg SOCK_STREAM or SOCK_DGRAM)
    2. Local Path to local fifo
    3. Peer Path to peer fifo
    4. Listen Create a listen socket

    If the constructor is only passed a single argument, it is assumed to be a Peer specification.

    1. NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE

    As of VERSION 1.18 all IO::Socket objects have autoflush turned on by default. This was not the case with earlier releases.

    1. NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE

METHODS

  • hostpath()

    Returns the pathname to the fifo at the local end

  • peerpath()

    Returns the pathanme to the fifo at the peer end

SEE ALSO

Socket, IO::Socket

AUTHOR

Graham Barr. Currently maintained by the Perl Porters. Please report all bugs to <perlbug@perl.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1996-8 Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.