Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
>>On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 08:01:42PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>>Second, when you unlink() a file on Win32, do applications continue
>>>accessing the old file contents if they had the file open before the
>>I'm pretty sure it errors with 'file in use'. Pretty ugly, huh?
> Yeah - the windows filesystem is pretty poor when it comes to multiuser
> access.  That's why even as administrator I cannot delete borked files and
> people's profiles and stuff off our NT server - the files are always 'in
> use'.  Even if you kick all users off, reboot the machine, do whatever.
> It's terrible.
 > Chris

Yep. That's why often it requires rebooting to uninstall 
software. How can the installer remove itself? Under Windows 
95/98/ME, you have to manually add entries to WININIT.INI. With 
Windows NT/XP/2K, MoveFileEx() with a NULL target and the 
MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT flag will add the appropriate 
entries into the system registry so that the next time the 
machine reboots it will remove the files specified. Its a real 
pain and a real hack of an OS.

Mike Mascari

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