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):
in reply to Cron Job??
$blksize,$blocks) = stat($getinfile);
if ($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.