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Unable to delete directory in Cygwin
- From: "Gina Verlekar" <GinaV at KPITCummins dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:23:04 +0530
- Subject: Unable to delete directory in Cygwin
I have implemented some changes in the linker code for some intermediate
For that I need to create a temporary directory, generate some
files in it, process those files by calling a function. After processing
intermediate files, I delete the intermediate files and the temporary
While this logic works fine in the linux, the temporary directory does
deleted in cygwin.
/* ldmain.c */
delete tmp_directory;//I have to delete the tmp_directory only here
/* myfile.c */
create tmp directory tmp_directory;
create intermediate files in the above directory; .
my_process_function(intermediate files);//processes the intermediate
process the intermediate files;
delete the intermediate files;// I cannot delete the tmp_directory here
After debugging using gdb, I found that in cygwin, the intermediate
had some handlers open for it inspite of reaching till the end of the
function in linker. Due to this, the temporary files get deleted only
exiting from the main. Hence as the temporary drectory is not empty till
it cannot get deleted.
This behaviour is not seen in linux. Care has been taken in the code for
opening and closing of the intermediate files.
Is this a known behavior in cygwin? Any inputs will be appreciated.
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