Hello Eugene,

You wrote:
>So making CLRPFM once is not an option for me. Actually I can do that, but
>it will not ever do anything usefull...

It will.  CLRPFM reclaims the space used by the file while deleting records
marks the record as deleted but does not reclaim the space. The record
space will never be reused unless the file is created (or changed) with

>There where 2 other advises - to use stat() or access(), but I could not
>find them in the manual :-((

You'll find them in the Unix API section of the System Programmers
Reference (now in the Information Centre -- follow Programming->CL and
APIs->APIs by category->Unix APIs).

Simon Coulter.

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