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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:
would be nearly good enough.
OK, the above is a shell script, and while I could "shell out" within Perl.
I'm sure there must be a way do do the same whithin Perl. :)
Thanks again for taking the time to respond!
#!/usr/bin/perl -Tw use perl::always; my $perl_version = "5.12.4"; print $perl_version;
In reply to Re^2: Temporary file management in Perl -- is it possible?