controlchan testing

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue May 8 16:22:19 UTC 2001

Fabien Tassin <fta at> writes:
> According to Russ Allbery:

>> (In general, the best approach is to just assume that you can never
>> rename files between directories, and only relax that assumption if you
>> have strong evidence to the contrary.)

> what about using File::Copy ? AFAIR, it's there since Perl 5.002
> which is enough according to INN requirements.

I think controlchan wants atomic rename semantics (you don't want there to
be a window where there isn't any newsgroups file).  For that, you really
want to use a straight rename.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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