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SubjectRe: rm-ing files with open file descriptors
On Friday 18 January 2002 04:28 pm, Ken Brownfield wrote:
> This is actually a long-standing UNIXism that is pretty heavily relied-
> upon -- for example, opening a temporary file then unlinking it before
> use "guarantees" that the file will not stick around in case the app
> crashes before it can properly close and unlink.

It's fun with named pipes, too. Allows you to use the child's PID as the
temp file name really easily...

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