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Re: print or die?

by robby_dobby (Pilgrim)
on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:21 UTC ( #1078328=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to print or die?

Hello molecules,

I think there may be a better way to do this (other more knowledgeable monks here would chime in) - but have you looked at sigtrap pragma? Adding a die to every print seems kludgy to me.

Normally, when you have a full disk, you'd encounter a ENOSPC on *nix systems. If you're specifically looking for this signal, you can install an handler to trap it and break out. Otherwise, you can use a 'catchall' untrapped handler on other signals (Do note that this can modify behaviour on other signals that are supposed to do their work :-)).

There may well be a better way to do this...


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Re^2: print or die?
by dave_the_m (Parson) on Mar 14, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
    ENOSPC is a return value from a system call, not a signal; so you can't trap it with a signal handler. (The only exception to this being SIGPIPE when writing to a closed pipe or socket.)

    Dave.

      Thank you - I was waffling between signals and errnums. My thinking was, ENOSPC is an errnum from a syscall (usually write) and if print used write under the hood, we would see this error code on a full disk.

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