In article <200207311505.g6VF5Y6m019232 / v55host11.interprise.com>,
Daniel Berger wrote:

>  ... this program will continue to function if "temp" is moved to,
> say, temp1.  The filehandle then reads from temp1.  But, how do I
> detect that the file which the filehandle is attached to no longer
> exists?

Um, but the file *does* still exist.  The thing that no longer exists
is an entry in the directory in which you found the file.  But the
filehandle was never attached to that.

> Any ideas?

You would have to monitor the directory in which you found the file to
see if it still contains a link to the file you opened.

Regards, 

Jeremy Henty