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Old 07-24-2012
Identifying the file completion

Hi,

A script is running for multiple databases so data is also being populated for multiple DBs in a.txt file.

I need to rename this file once all the data is populated. Kindly suggest me How can I check once file is populated completely before renaming?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-24-2012
How do you determine when file has been populated?
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Old 07-24-2012
You could use fstat (or similar utility depending on the OS), to check that no process is accessing the file, before renaming.
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Old 07-25-2012
Please let me know how can I use this?

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