Real-Time TextIO

Posted on 2002-03-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-05

I need to be able to write text into a file immediately, however, I notice that all of my writing is being done at the end of my program.

I've tried closing and re-opening my file pointer but that doesn't work.

    open (LOG_FILE,">>./AUTO_LOG/AUTO_v1_0.log");
    print LOG_FILE ("\nStuff...\n");
    close (LOG_FILE);

How do I immediately force text out to a file?

Thanks in advance,
Question by:Alex_Tong
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by:Kim Ryan
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You need to turn the buffering off at the start of your script

$| = 1;

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teraplane was close, but you need to turn off buffering for the filehandle(s) you need, via the select() function:

  open LOGFILE, ">> logfile" or
    die "can't append to logfile: $!";
    my $oldfh = select LOGFILE;
    $| = 1;
    select $oldfh;
  # ...
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