[Chicago-talk] Net::FTP

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Tue Dec 23 14:48:17 CST 2003

-- Ed Summers <ehs at pobox.com>

> On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 02:23:34PM -0600, Steven Lembark wrote:
>> Avoids all kinds of collisions.
> Like when the same process has requested the same file in the same second?
> Would be odd to get a collision, but odder things have happened I
> suppose.  Point taken about using File::Temp, a nice addition to the Perl
> toolchest.

It only takes one shot at:

	until( grab $remote, $tempname )

on a fast system to fill your download directory with

File::Temp is also better for security, since $$ and
time can be related. This sounds pretty useless, until
you realize that some downloads might contain shell
code or Makefiles...

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