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    > I have an open socket and a file descriptor
    > for that socket, how do I tell without reading the
    > data out of the buffer if there is data to be read?

    Use select with a timeout of 0.

    There may be other ways to do this but this is what I use and it's
    real portable.

    > please CC me directly,
    > Thanks,

    > Jerry

    > I know read() tells me how many bytes were read etc...
    > but it also takes the bytes out of the buffer.

    Mike
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