in reply to Reopen file when contents changed?

If you're on a system that supports it it might be more efficient to see if you could use SGI::FAM, or look into wrapping kqueue on a BSD box using Inline::C. That'd let the OS notify you just when it changes.

Update: Oh, just read that you're reading stuff from /proc; never mind as my suggestions probably won't work there.

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Re^2: Reopen file when contents changed?
by zebedee (Pilgrim) on Jun 07, 2005 at 20:59 UTC
    Nothing much to do with the original question ...
    I hadn't found about about kqueue before until I browsed this node - looks very useful.