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Re: deleting a file in perl

by pvaldes (Chaplain)
on Apr 02, 2013 at 09:04 UTC ( #1026629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to deleting a file in perl

This is a way, but not the only way, (and perhaps not the best way)


If you are in a Linux OS consider to use find2perl to search for old files, maybe copy the newest to a different place, and delete files if its filename match AND its timestamp is older than X days or months. See mtime, atime, etc.


manage your log files with a specific module. Look here.

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[hippo]: Make it an option?
[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...

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