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Re: How do I tell if a handle is open for writing?
in thread How do I tell if a handle is open for writing?
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't -w myfilehandle tell you whether the file that myfilehandle is pointing to has its writable bits set? That's not what I want to know. I want to know if the filehandle is open for writing. You could open a writable file for reading. Then you couldn't write to it with that handle even though passing that handle to -w would still return true. Or have I been smoking the curtains again?
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