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Re: less locks the file

On Jun 21 12:03, Jean-Pierre Bergamin wrote:
> Am 21.06.2011 10:18, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> >On Jun 21 09:50, Jean-Pierre Bergamin wrote:
> >>Dear cygwin-Users
> >>
> >>When using less to follow a log file (less +F logfile.log), this
> >>file is locked. So when I restart the application, it cannot delete
> >>this locked log file and create a new one. So I always have to quit
> >>less, before restarting the app, which I of course forget like every
> >>2nd time... less does not lock on linux.
> >>
> >>Is there any way I could tell less not to lock the file?
> >
> >Upgrade Cygwin to the latest release might be an option.  It's not less
> >which locks the file, it's the fact that Windows does not allow to
> >delete files which are in use.  Recent Cygwin versions have a workaround
> >for this.
> Unfortunately, it also does not work with the latest cygwin version.
> It seems to be some "special" behaviour with my app server anyway,
> since I can open any other file with less and delete it and recreate
> it, while less still has it open. No idea why the app server (virgo)
> fails.

It's probably because your app server is a non-Cygwin application.  It
fails because it has no code to move in-use files away, as Cygwin's
unlink() function has.  If so, you're out of luck.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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