On 1/30/06, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov <ara.t.howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>
> one cannot both check and/or create a dir in an atomic fashion.  in fact, one
> cannot even create a dir in an atomic fashion on some filesystems.  about the
> best you can do is

While this is true, I think it only matters when one is dealing with
multi-process and/or multi-threaded code, which I doubt the original
poster is. But I know that multi-processing is about all you do Ara,
so I guess it is hard to forget lessons like this! ;)

Ryan