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Old 08-24-2010
Copying a Large File

I have a large file that I append entries to the end of every few seconds. Its grown to >150MB. Its basically a log file but a perl script is writing to it. I need to make a copy of it to a new directory. I realize the latest entries occuring while the copy is taking place will not be recorded in the copy but will there be any other distruption to the original file if I copy it while in use?

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Old 08-24-2010
The original won't be affected by anything reading it, cp included. The worst that would happen to the copy is it ending up a little short, but it may stop anywhere, not just at the end of a line.
 

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