ant-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Scott Ellsworth <>
Subject Re: DELETE exception
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2001 00:07:11 GMT
At 6:42 PM -0500 12/11/01, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
>From: "Dmitri G. Chtchekine" <>
>>  I get exception trying to delete some files (OS is Windows NT).
>Windows doesn't let a program delete any file that is "locked"
>by the OS at the time of attempting to delete.  Such is not the case
>in Unix.  So this problem will usually occur in Windows only.

Not entirely true!  It turns out that many NFS implementations also 
die if you attempt to manipulate a file which is still open.  Some of 
them even let the call finish, write a temp file to the disk with an 
enlightening name like .nfs872987410938741097341, then block on the 
NEXT read attempt!


To unsubscribe, e-mail:   <>
For additional commands, e-mail: <>

View raw message