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Locking files before delivery

December 11, 2002 08:42
Locking files before delivery
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  Hi everybody !!
Thanks a lot for the references about e-mail manipulation script at 
perlmonks , ...It works great ... but I have another problem ... look 
the thing is that I need to run the script over every mail in the queue, 
I'm using sendmail but it generates a flat text file under 
/var/spool/user that contains all the mail arrived in the sever for the 
user ... , when I run the script over this file, I only get the header 
from the first mail arrived ..., so I need to find the way to run the 
script like a deamon  over the mail/spool/mqueue directory ... like a 
mail scanner, and then the mail could be delivered ...the questions is 
How do I lock the message in the directory until the script works ?

Thanks Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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