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rxqueue(1) General Commands Manual rxqueue(1)


rxqueue - The Regina Rexx Interpreter external queue utility


rxqueue [ queue ] [ /fifo | /lifo | /clear | /pull | /queued ] [ text ]


rxqueue is utility that provides access to the Regian Rexx external queue daemon (rxstack) via stdin and stdout


The name of the queue to use. By default this is SESSION.

Stacks the text onto the queue in first in, first out order.

Stacks the text onto the queue in last in, first out order.

Removes all lines currently stacked in the queue.

Extracts the next line from the queue to stdout and removes it from the queue.

Returns the number of lines stacked on the queue to stdout


rxqueue uses the following environment variables if set.

Enables debugging. Same as specifying -D option.

The port number on which rxqueue listens. By default this is 5757.

The name of the queue to be used if not specified by the client using rxqueue. By default this is SESSION.


The Regina Rexx interpreter is distributed under the GNU Library General Public License, see the file `COPYING-LIB' in the source code distribution.


Anders Christensen, University of Trondheim, Norway <>.


Changes to Regina since 0.07a, Mark Hessling <mark (at)> with significant assistance from Florian Grosse-Coosmann.

See Also


There are several good reference books on Rexx. The most famous is "The Rexx Language" by Mike Cowlishaw. Visit (The Rexx Language Association) for any Rexx related information.