FIFOs are pipes that can be accessed like regular files. FIFOs exist until they are deleted (for example with os.unlink()). Generally, FIFOs are used as rendezvous between ``client'' and ``server'' type processes: the server opens the FIFO for reading, and the client opens it for writing. Note that mkfifo() doesn't open the FIFO -- it just creates the rendezvous point.
Note: this function can fail with the new directory structure made if you lack permissions needed to remove the leaf directory or file. New in version 1.5.2.
Note: The standard module stat defines functions and constants that are useful for extracting information from a stat structure.
Note: The standard module statvfs defines constants that are useful for extracting information from a statvfs structure.