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Re^3: Waiting for a file to be written

by SuicideJunkie (Vicar)
on Oct 14, 2008 at 16:33 UTC ( #717032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Waiting for a file to be written
in thread Waiting for a file to be written

Trivial 2-party locking mechanism:
Why not have the child delete the file when it is finished with it?
The parent can then wait for the file to disappear before creating the next version of it.

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Re^4: Waiting for a file to be written
by jfroebe (Parson) on Oct 14, 2008 at 20:51 UTC

    Another option would be to use Linux::Inotify2 if the operating system is Linux. The trigger would be on IN_CLOSE_WRITE "writable fd to file / to object was closed". :)

    Jason L. Froebe

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