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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: fcntl() errors on Solaris
Date Wed, 13 Aug 1997 02:58:59 GMT
Doesn't matter if the file is deleted.  In fact, we unlink it right after
we create it anyway.  The file descriptor is all we need, and as long as
the fd is open the file is still safe to use.

On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Stanley Gambarin wrote:

> 
> 
> On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > Marc Slemko wrote:
> > > 
> > > /usr/tmp or /var/tmp are bad because not all platforms have them.  Do a
> > > reasonable subset of all Unix platforms have a /tmp?  /tmp is probably the
> > > most likely to be local.
> > > 
> > 
> > I think that the existance of /tmp is a pretty well-held constant.
> > Of course, there are always exceptions :)
> > 
> > -- 
> 	The only problem is that some(most) systems, have a cron
> job that goes around periodically deleting all files in /tmp to free
> some space... so you are asking for trouble here.
> 							Stanley.
> 


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