IO::Socket::UNIX - Object interface for AF_UNIX domain sockets
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.
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.
Type Type of socket (eg SOCK_STREAM or SOCK_DGRAM)
Local Path to local fifo
Peer Path to peer fifo
Listen Create a listen socket
If the constructor is only passed a single argument, it is assumed to be a Peer specification.
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As of VERSION 1.18 all IO::Socket objects have autoflush turned on by default. This was not the case with earlier releases.
Returns the pathname to the fifo at the local end
Returns the pathanme to the fifo at the peer end
Graham Barr. Currently maintained by the Perl Porters. Please report all bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (c) 1996-8 Graham Barr <email@example.com>. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install IO, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.