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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 23:43:04 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Stas Bekman wrote:
>> 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.
> AFAIK - dev@apr might be an interesting collection of folks to ask.

Hopefully someone here has an equivalent or a better knowledge.

Thanks for your help, Bill

Stas Bekman
The "Practical mod_perl" book

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