Best practice for variables shared between processes?

David Alban extasia at
Tue Sep 21 06:50:28 BST 2010

if you do need a copy, hard linking would provide, well, not a true
copy, but something that could play one on tv.  and, like a moved file
(in the same filesystem), it benefits from the "copy" springing into
existence complete.

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Daniel Pittman <daniel at> wrote:
> Just make sure it is a move, not a copy, of the file; at least one developer
> around me has dropped in File::Copy::move when they got a plain rename refused
> because it crossed devices — so ended up copying the data in anyway.

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