[lug] Changing files on-the-fly

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Tue Sep 16 10:00:40 MDT 2003

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 09:51:15AM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> As someone else said, perl has the -i switch which will do the temporary
> file in the background where you cannot see it.
> Editing the file in-place can be done, of course.  The method I saw used
> mmap and truncate and memmove.  That is probably more effort than you'd
> like.

Nice way to do it from within your own code, but AFAIK there's no mmap
in bash (yet ?).

 RalfD :-)

> -- 
> Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>

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