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[#1126] Using mach2databel() or impute2mach() to convert files to the filevector format leaves fvtmp filles behind
Lennart Karssen (
Lennart Karssen (lckarssen)
Accepted As Bug
Using mach2databel() or impute2mach() to convert files to the filevector format leaves fvtmp filles behind
I recently used the functions impute2mach() and mach2databel() to convert impute and mach files to DatABEL's filevector format. In both cases the .fv? files were created correctly. However, in both cases two files ending in _fvtmp.fvi and _fvtmp.fvd were left behind.
Note: The _fvtmp.fv? file and its corresponding .fv? file have the same size, however, their md5sums differ, so they are not identical.
The functions should only leave the final .fvi and .fvd files. Temporary files should be removed after successful conversion.
Date: 2014-09-11 09:13
Fixed in r1640.
Date: 2010-12-07 11:53
I think it may be enough to add an argument (say,
'unlinkTmpTransposeFiles') to text2databel which by default is TRUE
and when TRUE the function 'unlink' the tmp-files at the end of the
procedure. The only trick I see is figuring out the names of these
files :) Ideally, having a check for that in RUnit would be great
Date: 2010-12-07 11:44
Started fixing, but have absolutely no time this week.
As far as I understand, tmp files are made by text2databel, but I didn't manage to understand the sequence of functions that call it.
Date: 2010-12-07 08:31
Apparently these tmp-files are produced while transposinf by 'filevector' transpose in 'text2databel' function of DA only, as far as I could understand. I think we should introduce a default option 'unlinkTmpTransposeFiles=TRUE' which when true should 'unlink' temporary files generated by transposition procedure; when false, act as now (leave them alone)