ipcmk(1) — Linux manual page


IPCMK(1)                      User Commands                     IPCMK(1)

NAME         top

       ipcmk - make various IPC resources

SYNOPSIS         top

       ipcmk [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       ipcmk allows you to create System V inter-process communication
       (IPC) objects: shared memory segments, message queues, and
       semaphore arrays.

OPTIONS         top

       Resources can be specified with these options:

       -M, --shmem size
           Create a shared memory segment of size bytes. The size
           argument may be followed by the multiplicative suffixes KiB
           (=1024), MiB (=1024*1024), and so on for GiB, etc. (the "iB"
           is optional, e.g., "K" has the same meaning as "KiB") or the
           suffixes KB (=1000), MB (=1000*1000), and so on for GB, etc.

       -Q, --queue
           Create a message queue.

       -S, --semaphore number
           Create a semaphore array with number of elements.

       Other options are:

       -p, --mode mode
           Access permissions for the resource. Default is 0644.

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

AUTHORS         top

       Hayden A. James <hayden.james@gmail.com>

SEE ALSO         top

       ipcrm(1), ipcs(1), sysvipc(7)

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The ipcmk command is part of the util-linux package which can be
       downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                       IPCMK(1)

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