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Re: In-place file manipulation

by ibanix (Hermit)
on Apr 30, 2003 at 21:15 UTC ( #254481=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to In-place file manipulation

After looking at the options...

I think I'm actually going to forget in-place manipulations on files and go directly to a module that will let me use a flat-file DB, and save myself the trouble. I'm just storing data -- the format won't matter greatly if I can read and store it consitently. I have not the need or the resources to run a full-scale SQL server.

So, any suggestions on a good flat-file DB module?

Thanks for everyone's suggestions!


$ echo '$0 & $0 &' > foo; chmod a+x foo; foo;

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Re: Re: In-place file manipulation
by Gilimanjaro (Hermit) on May 01, 2003 at 12:58 UTC
Re: Re: In-place file manipulation
by LameNerd (Hermit) on Apr 30, 2003 at 21:27 UTC
    I may be contradicting my previous post, but my problem is not your
    problem. There is a whole class of software that does what you are
    are trying to do. This class of software is called text editors. If you have the where-with-all (I don't) you might want to look into
    playing around with the source code of an open-source editors.

    Also why just mess with a flat file DB when there are open-source
    RDBMS you could use?

    Good luck with your project!

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