[ic] Purging session/ and tmp/ - expireall, or rm?

ICdev interchange.mail at virgin.net
Fri Nov 21 21:14:57 EST 2003

Jon Jensen wrote:

> ICdev [interchange.mail at virgin.net] wrote:
> > I'm just wondering; if this is done *during* order processing, does IC
> > (4.8.7) have some kind of error handling in the event of a partially
> > read session file?
> Interchange will never partially read a session file (unless you
> intentionally modify or truncate it during a read), because Unix
> filesystem semantics mean that deleting (unlinking) a file does not make
> it go away until the last open file descriptor to it closes. So you can
> delete a file while it's open and that won't affect the read at all. It
> just means no other processes can open it, and after it's closed, it'll be
> gone.
> Jon

Right. I asked that question without really thinking about it. Thanks for 
clearing that up.

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