ipcclient opts path prog


The ipcclient program connects to the local-domain socket associated with the filename path. It then runs prog, with descriptor 6 reading from the network and descriptor 7 writing to the network. Before running prog, ipcclient sets certain environment variables.


General Options:


Quiet. Do not print error messages.


Print error messages. This is the default.


Verbose. Do not print error messages and status messages.

Connection options:

-p localpath

Bind the local socket to localpath before attempting a connection. Without this option, do not bind any filename to the local socket.

Data-gathering options:

-l localname

Do not look up the name associated with the local socket; use localname for the environment variable $IPCLOCALPATH.


William Baxter <>