[ILUG] file open, what contents?
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Thu Sep 6 16:00:26 IST 2001
On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 03:52:45PM +0100, Donncha O Caoimh mentioned:
> Question is, while I'm replacing the text in the middle of that file,
> will web users see the old file until I close() it at the end?
> Otherwise I've got to go make offline copies of those files..
It depends on PHP's buffering. But, I'm 95% sure that as soon as you
write it to the buffer cache, any other application seeking on that file
will get your changes ASAP. If PHP is using buffered calls (like fread,
fgets etc) it might not get it...blind luck, really.
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