I want to write a better clone of the ii irc client (https://tools.suckless.org/ii/) which uses named pipes for input and output.
I’ve written simple scripts that open a new terminal window, or tmux window, and splits the screen with
tail -f the
out pipe on the top, and
in pipe on the bottom to talk in a channel. It’s pretty nice, and I get things like history for free when running it on a server, along with being able to search through history, use vim, and so on.
I’ve been able to easily find IRC packages for Rust, but nothing for named pipes! Only “Windows named pipes” keep appearing. Maybe I’m not using the right term here, but I hope someone understands what I need.