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gawkwith BSD Portals
Similar to the
/inet special files, if
is configured with the
gawk for Unix),
files whose pathnames begin with
/p as 4.4 BSD-style portals.
When used with the
gawk opens the file
for two-way communications. The operating system's portal mechanism
then manages creating the process associated with the portal and
the corresponding communications with the portal's process.