in reply to Active Munging via a pipe (code)
Is there a way I can make perl "listen" to a file and actually have it be parsing data and doing inserts on a db?
This is seriously off the top of my head, and I have never done anything similiar, but instead of using open( BLAH, $file ) and while ( <FIFO> ) couldn't you use sysopen, sysread and then sleep on eof? You can "know" where you are in the file, and just sleep when you get an EOF. I am sure there are buffering and pre-munging munging issues involved, but maybe this will help.
Sorry, I do not have any code to help you with, but someone else prolly can . . .
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