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Re: Cron Job??

by diskcrash (Hermit)
on Apr 04, 2001 at 00:58 UTC ( #69475=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cron Job??

kschwab makes a very good point. How do you know when the transfer is done? I used the following to see if the file was modified at least ten seconds ago (Hopefully avoiding a race condition):

$getinfile=$indir.$infile; ($device,$inode,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid,$rdev,$size,$atime,$mtime,$ctim +e, $blksize,$blocks) = stat($getinfile); my($timenow)=time; $delta=$timenow-$mtime; if ($delta < 10) #***file too young, wait a few seconds { next; #***jump to the end of the loop }

I haven't actually seen a race condition, but, like kschwab, worried about it. I would take advice on any (more coherent) means of assuring a file was closed.


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