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Re: improve FTP script

by Illuminatus (Curate)
on Jun 14, 2012 at 18:01 UTC ( #976269=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to improve FTP script

Well, one thing that comes to mind is that you 'die' in a lot of places, but only unlink the lockfile on success. If you run into a transient problem and you want the script to continue running after it clears, you should probably replace die with a function that removes the lockfile then dies


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Re^2: improve FTP script
by asw (Initiate) on Jun 14, 2012 at 20:55 UTC

    thanks for the reply. yeah, that is true re: "die". I was looking it over again, and ran into a possible problem:

    if (scalar(@tmp_file_list) == 0) { die("the directory is empty!"); } else { foreach (@tmp_file_list) { if ($_ eq $lock_file) { die("Transfer_helper is busy."); } } }

    -- if there is are no files in the dir, the script should exit (and not write the lock file.

    I like the idea of creating a sub for managing the lock file. thanks

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