|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: File Testby AgentM (Curate)
|on Apr 05, 2001 at 21:36 UTC||Need Help??|
Under UN*X? No. The big function would be making queries to either the FS or the kernel, depending on the OS.
Under MacOS? No problem. See Mac::MoreFiles. A function already exists to do that. (MacOS supports mandatoy file locking.)
Under AFS (AtheOS)? Node watching is supported and encouraged (cool stuff).
Under NFS? Too much chance for race conditions- no way.
Under VMS? I don't know.
Under Win32? I don't care.
If you come a across a situation where you need to know if a file is currently being used without some form of IPC, you're in bad shape- this is indicative of a poor design.
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