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jv [...] cpan.org
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2.030
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2.031



Subject: Unguarded open in saveas
PDF/API2.pm, line 949, routine saveas, the open, print and close are not checked for errors. This may lead to mysterious messages and loss of data. A user of mine encountered this on Windows, where the program issued (for him) ununderstandable messages like: binmode() on closed filehandle OUTF printf on closed filehandle OUTF The culprit was another program that kept the pdf file open so it could not be rewritten.
Thanks for the report. I've added an "or die..." to the "open" call in open() and saveas(), which will give a more useful error. On Fri Nov 11 09:19:39 2016, JV wrote:
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> PDF/API2.pm, line 949, routine saveas, the open, print and close are > not checked for errors. This may lead to mysterious messages and loss > of data. > > A user of mine encountered this on Windows, where the program issued > (for him) ununderstandable messages like: > > binmode() on closed filehandle OUTF > printf on closed filehandle OUTF > > The culprit was another program that kept the pdf file open so it > could not be rewritten.


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