On Jul 10, 2007, at 12:26 AM, 12 34 wrote:

> Coming from OS X, I'm used to protection to overwriting files. I have
> the need for such protection. Before I write it myself is there a
> standard method for this? I'd like it work like OS X where if a  
> file of
> the same name exists, the file to be copied gets an index number. For
> example, existingFile.txt already is in the dest directory, and a file
> of same name being copied becomes existingFile1.txt.
>
> I don't think even this newbie will find it difficult, but it seems  
> with
> all the File and FileUtil methods something like this woudd exist.

Try using File.flock method.

http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/File.html#M002576

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