[futurebasic] Re : [FB] Watched folder

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 10:56:49 -0400
Wow! You are a careful guy! If I didn't have total control over my
users' use of this app I would be doing a lot more of that stuff I
think. I do indeed do some of it like checking for duplicate names,
checking for the existance of the "incoming" and "done" folders, but
this system represents about 1% of everything I have to do, so it is
lacking some of that polish :)

Michael Evans wrote:
> 
> It has been my experience that many processes that create/write files to a
> folder do so in a series of chunks spread out over time. That is, a file is
> opened, appended to, and closed several times rather than being written in
> one single continuous open, write, close operation. Also files being written
> over a network are a different kind of beast that a file being written
> locally.
> 
> What I do: