Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm writing Perl scripts that process data and read/write to/from flat/text files. These scripts are run on a WinNT server and may be accessed by several different users. Thus, the same files could potentially be accessed at the same time by different users. I'm wondering if it's necessary to use Flock and Seek or whether the WinNT Operating System already takes care of any problems I might run into. Anyone know how the WinNT emulation of these functions operates? Any other suggestions for avoiding file read/write related problems? Thanks, G