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Re: Temporary file management in Perl -- is it possible?
in thread Temporary file management in Perl -- is it possible?
Greetings mbethke, and thank you for the reply.
I looked at File::Temp. But if I'm not mistaken, it creates an (altho temporary) actual copy of the file.
While this wouldn't be the "end of the earth" for me, these files are ~150Mb each.
Copy time, and space seems less efficient than using a symlink. Which is why I chose that direction.
Maybe kennethk's suggestion solves this. Then again, perhaps initiating a check at the beginning of
this script, similar to:
find . -type f -name '*.tbz2' -maxdepth 1 -cmin '+24' | xargs rm
would be nearly good enough.
OK, the above is a sh
ell script, and while I
"shell out" within Perl.
I'm sure there must be a way do do the same whithin
Thanks again for taking the time to respond!
my $perl_version = "5.12.4";