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I have coded a little program which checks for new files in a directory and sends the filename name to another program but now to the problem... when someone sends a quite big file or have a slow modem (by ftp)my program discover the not fully downloaded file and executes the other program who cannot (ofcourse)read the file...
how do know if the file is fully downloaded?
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d94stein earned 300 total points
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One solusion to the problem could be to try to open the file
for update. If the file isn't closed yet you will not be able
to do this, but if it is closed (download finished) you will
be successful and you could just close the file and send
the filename to the other program.

Depending on the system you are using there could be better
solusions.

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