[poppler] UniqueFileStream and deleted files

Ihar `Philips` Filipau thephilips at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 12:58:10 PDT 2013

On 3/23/13, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dissabte, 23 de març de 2013, a les 20:31:52, Ihar `Philips` Filipau va
> escriure:
>> I have further googled it up - and found only this procfs solution:
> Your google skills are better than mine :D

I knew for a fact that it was possible on Linux to duplicate the fd
without sharing the underlying kernel structure. So I googled harder.

>> Works on Linux, Solaris and AIX (the only OSs I know with the procfs;
>> HP-UX doesn't have procfs) - but I gather that is little consolation.
> Well, it's probably enough, what other OSs are you thinking about?

I have seen people porting the poppler to QNX (BlackBerry). BSD.

Though google indicates that both QNX and FreeBSD have some sort of
procfs emulation.

> Windows? You can't delete open files on Windows so it should work.
> Maybe MacOs will fail too?
> Anyone with a mac to try?

Just tried. Mac OS X doesn't have procfs.

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