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SubjectRe: Anybody out there? (ETXTBSY)
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By author: "Juan J. Quintela" <>
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> Hi,
> From the man page of rename:
> int rename(const char *oldpath, const char *newpath);
> .....
> If newpath already exists it will be atomically overwrit­
> ^^^^^^^^
> ten (subject to a few conditions - see ERRORS below), so
> ^^^
> that there is no point at which another process attempting
> to access newpath will find it missing.
> You don't want to overwrite the existing or your running
> binaries running against it will stop work in that moment.
> Cheers, Juan.

This is a man page bug; it doesn't actually overwrite (it unlinks the
old file). I didn't realize rename() did this, but this is a Good


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