Well, its interesting to me at least...
I have a couple of large Solaris 7/8 boxen onto which very large files
are written daily. I've been charged with the task of moving these files
as theyre finished being written to a number of other boxes, running NT,
VMS and Solaris. Moving them isnt the problem, ill probably end up using
scp or rsync.
The problem is that part of the charge is that they are to be moved one at a
time, as they're finished being written. Since they arent being appended
by the application thats writing them (an in-house blob of perl, csh and
python nastiness over which I have zero control) when they're done, I'm
having trouble figuring out the best way to note their finished-ness before
moving them. I was considering using gnufind's -mmin flag for a fairly
decent amount of granularity in this case, but I'd rather not use something
thats in any way resource intensive if I can at all avoid it.
I'm pretty good with shellscripts (sh,ksh,bash), not very good with perl,
absolutely terrible with C(++), and unfortunately the options for
implementation on these Solaris machines ends right there.
Has anyone else ever come across a similar problem? Is there some kind of
function or utility under Solaris that I'm missing?
Thanks in advance,