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Re: less locks the file
Am 21.06.2011 12:16, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
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:
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
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)
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.
Yes. It's a java app server. So I'm probably really out of luck.
But thank you anyway!
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