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Re3: Storing metadata with file handles

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Oct 04, 2002 at 19:02 UTC ( #202854=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Storing metadata with file handles
in thread Storing metadata with file handles

And if you want to get really evil (read nonportable, and somewhat unreliable) you can sometimes associate the filenum back to a filename. Warning: this code is fragile, won't always work, and will only work on unix.
my $fileno = fileno($fh); my $filename = readlink("/dev/fd/" . $fileno);
See: Re: Re: Can you delete a file by descriptor?


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