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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IO-269) Tailer locks file from deletion/rename on Windows
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:03:24 GMT


Sebb commented on IO-269:

File locking is only a problem on Windows, and could perhaps be addressed in a later release
of the JVM.
Also, for some applications, it may not be necessary to allow concurrent rename/deletion.
So I think the re-open strategy should be an optional feature.
> Tailer locks file from deletion/rename on Windows
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IO-269
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sebb
>         Attachments: IO-269-v2.patch, IO-269.patch
> The Tailer code works on Windows, except that it locks the file against deletion or rename.
> The test code fails to detect this, because it fails to check if the file deletion succeeds.
> This seems to be a Windows OS issue.
> A possible solution might be to keep closing and re-opening the file.

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