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Re: Temporary file management in Perl -- is it possible?

by kennethk (Abbot)
on Apr 24, 2013 at 20:23 UTC ( #1030517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Temporary file management in Perl -- is it possible?

I'd say a cron job that removes files older than 10 minutes is in general cleaner, but one possibility would be fork and wait 10 minutes, a la:
if (!fork) { sleep 600; unlink "$gmtstring-$filehandle"; exit; }

Of course, for production, you'll want to test to make sure fork returns defined, probably set $SIG{CHLD}='IGNORE' (see perlipc) and a couple other clean-ups.

#11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.

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