[lug] how to handle open files - upload server

Ken Weinert mc at quarter-flash.com
Tue Jan 13 10:23:14 MST 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:49:46AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> The case I'm wondering about: How to detect in that regular cron job if 
> the file is open (and probably growing) right at the time because it's 
> being uploaded right then... so the cron doesn't attempt to move it to 
> the other machine in the middle of an upload.

	Here at work we have a similiar situation - we run a tail -f -1
on the ftp log and pipe it through a shell script that decides what 
to do next based upon the user doing the transfer.

	We could use nfs, but this machine is intentionally network
limited so ftp is about the only way to transfer files on and 
off of it.

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