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Re^2: File contents not updated properly

by fmerges (Chaplain)
on Dec 09, 2008 at 18:02 UTC ( #729229=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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First of all, don't assume that you could open the file, check for it. Then use 3 argument open, and don't use a typeglob.

open my $fh, '>', $filename or die "Can't open $filename: $!";

The solution provided will leave the default handler to be *FH, which is not desired, meaning all prints, etc will use *FH; alternatives:

# not so maintainable, but still used frequently select((select($fh), $|++)[0]); # better use IO::Handle; $fh->autoflush(1);

Check out the link about buffering provided...


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