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Id: 125268
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Owner: LEONT [...] cpan.org
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Subject: 20-no-side-effects.t has side-effect of leaving mysterious snowman in tmp
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I was doing some cleanup in my system /tmp directory and found a weird file called FKq72ErmSX with the content: Snowman! ☃ I was slightly concerned this might be the calling card of some malicious software, but Googling didn't turn up anything. I then did a systemwide grep for 'Snowman!' (left out the emoji in case it was encoded in the source, as indeed it turned out to be), and found it in .cpan/build/File-Slurper-0.010-0/t/20-no-side-effects.t. Kind of ironic that a file with that name has a side effect like that. I see you're calling tempfile() as: my ( $outfh, $outputfile ) = tempfile(); and not doing anything to explicitly delete the file at the end of the test. Please either manually delete it, or call tempfile() in such a way that it's auto-deleted. From the File::Temp docs: ($fh, $filename) = tempfile($template, UNLINK => 1); Return the filename and filehandle as before except that the file is automatically removed when the program exits (dependent on $KEEP_ALL). Default is for the file to be removed if a file handle is requested and to be kept if the filename is requested. In a scalar context (where no filename is returned) the file is always deleted either (depending on the operating system) on exit or when it is closed (unless $KEEP_ALL is true when the temp file is created). Use the object-oriented interface if fine-grained control of when a file is removed is required. I haven't tried building File-Slurper-0.012, but I confirmed that 20-no-side-effects.t is unchanged in it. Thanks much, [Odd to manually sign a bug report, but having acct. Dan Harkless migration problems I'm about to report to admin.]


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