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Re: Active Munging via a pipe (code)

by gt8073a (Hermit)
on Jan 17, 2002 at 00:18 UTC ( #139322=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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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