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RE: unlink() problem
- To: 'cygwin' <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: unlink() problem
- From: "Robinow, David" <drobinow at dayton dot adroit dot com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 16:36:33 -0400
> From: John Wiersba [mailto:John.Wiersba@medstat.com]
> Subject: RE: unlink() problem
> Thanks for your reply, Larry. Unfortunately, this is a bad bug since the
> simple perl script below removes the original file (whoops!) since it
> assumes that if you have permission to unlink the original file, then you
> have permission to create a new file of the same name (I believe this is
> always true on unix). The net result is that you lose your data.
> I can't think of anyway around it except to know that you can't do inplace
> editing on cygwin.
> -- John Wiersba
> > >$ touch asdf
> > >$ perl -i -pe 1 asdf
> > >Can't do inplace edit on asdf: Permission denied.
But using ActiveState perl,
D:\home>perl -i -pe 1 asdf
Can't do inplace edit without backup.
and the file's not clobbered.
Time to look at the perl source code.
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