Triggering processes through Samba

Brett Worth brett at
Mon Apr 6 03:57:27 GMT 1998

On Mon, 6 Apr 1998 samba at wrote:
> From: "Dejonghe, Koen" <Koen.Dejonghe at>
> To: "'samba at'" <samba at>
> Subject: Triggering processes through Samba
> I was wondering if there isn't a more direct way of triggering a 
> process through Samba, so that I can get rid of the daemon.
> Thanks for your help.

You could try creating a named pipe under Unix and having your
barcode reader write data to it.

$ mknod pipe p
$ ls -l pipe
prw-r--r--   1 brett    sct            0 Apr  6 14:47 pipe
$ cat pipe

Meanwhile over on the PC...

D:\tmp>dir pipe
 Volume in drive D is brett
 Volume Serial Number is 0994-05F2

 Directory of D:\tmp

06/04/98  13:47                      0 pipe
               1 File(s)              0 bytes
                            122,486,784 bytes free
D:\tmp>echo hello > pipe

Then back at the Unix machine:

$ cat pipe

Just like magic...

> Koen Dejonghe

Brett Worth 

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