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Re: [vox-tech] Perl question: file handling
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Re: [vox-tech] Perl question: file handling

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Rod Roark wrote:
> Thanks Jeff, that helps.  But in this case the rename deletes
> a file (with the same name) that's still open (and locked), 
> and so the inode is going away, right?
> I suppose the OS doesn't care since it was opened read-only, 
> but it sure feels cheesy to me.

Try this:

$ touch /tmp/file
$ tail -f /tmp/file

(from another tty)
$ echo "hello world" >> /tmp/file

(look back at the "tail -f" console and you will see "hello world")
(go back to the 'echo "hello world"' tty)

$ mv /tmp/file /tmp/file2
$ echo "hello world again" >> /tmp/file2

(go back to the "tail -f" tty and see "hello world again"   8-)

tee hee

*kinda* like when you pass call a pointer "var1" or "var2" the address
that is being pointed to is the same...


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