On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Francis Hwang wrote:

> Is there anyway to close a file that I opened with Open3.popen ? I'm running
> a lot of external process (and capturing their stderr), but if the process
> runs too long eventually I get a "Too many open files" error.
>
> Francis

not sure i understand but:

~ > ruby -r open3 -e 'ios = Open3::popen3 "sh"; system "ps"; ios.map{|io| io.close}; system "ps"'

   PID TTY          TIME CMD
  5379 pts/5    00:00:00 bash
  6681 pts/5    00:00:00 ruby
  6683 pts/5    00:00:00 sh
  6684 pts/5    00:00:00 ps

   PID TTY          TIME CMD
  5379 pts/5    00:00:00 bash
  6681 pts/5    00:00:00 ruby
  6685 pts/5    00:00:00 ps


-a
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