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Re: Re: how to tell if a file is still being modified

by sandfly (Beadle)
on Sep 17, 2003 at 22:16 UTC ( #292275=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: how to tell if a file is still being modified
in thread how to tell if a file is still being modified

This doesn't really do the job - you've just shifted the problem from one machine to another. How do you know the file is ready to get?

This is unrelated, but where possible I would recommend getting files rather than putting them. I have found it much easier to set up UATs, parallel runs and so on with this arrangement.

I've used variations on most of the methods mentioned above:

  • polling the checksum, mod time or size;
  • trigger files;
  • trailer records;
  • renaming or moving to another directory.

I favour trigger files. I have to admit that I've spent far more time worrying about the possible problems than actually encountering them.


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