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From Josh Chamas <>
Subject Re: Close files upon script termination?
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2003 05:15:43 GMT
Tim Pushor wrote:
> Hi All,
> In my current application, I have one page in particular that must be 
> syncronized with an external process, and I am using an flock'ed file to 
> provide a mutex of sorts. The problem is that I cancelled a long running 
> operation (where the file was locked) and it seems that the file does 
> not automatically get closed.
> Is there an easy way to ensure that the file will get closed even if the 
> user presses the 'stop' button? I am hoping that there is something 
> simple that I can do rather than a global handler that within I must 
> determine if there is a lockfile open.
> Thanks,
> Tim

Try after opening the file...

   $Server->RegisterCleanup(sub { close(FILE) });


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