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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Fw: Re: mod_perl closes apache's stdin and/or stdout
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2007 23:05:35 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
>> But which file to open as a place holder? In this example I use
>> /dev/null and it works as you wish. AFAIK, windows doesn't have
>> /dev/null, unless you run on cygwin.
> Of course, it does, but it has the classic MS-DOS name of "NUL"
> present in the context of any directory (so \dev\nul works if you
> have a dev directory.)

I guess this can be ifdef'ed then.

Bill, so /dev/null and NUL should cover all grounds Apache runs on, or 
are there other odd cases? And if so do you have a better idea for a 
file to open that will work everywhere? [also notice that it has to be 
rw - and if not, we need two files then, one for < and another for >, 
otherwise open will fail.

Thanks Bill

Stas Bekman
The "Practical mod_perl" book

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