Folks thanks for all the replies, BUT I know I have to shutdown the MUD (or edit my makefile and autorun as C. Epler suggested) to recompile. What I was curious about is _why_ I never had this problem when I ran the mud before. Soooooooo I was assuming that a text file descriptor is being left open for long periods of time -- which I don't like. Either that or when we upgraded our Linux the OS got smarter and refuses to overwrite an active file. I dunno, but _that's_ what I was curious about. Anyway, this wasn't meant to flame all of you, in fact some had pretty neat ideas, and I do appreciate your help, but I'm not a total neophyte. > > I just have one quick question, whenever I try to recompile while > > the mud is running (used to have no problems), it now refuses to create > > the executable with the message: cannto open output file ... Text file > > busy. I didn't have this problem before I added the videas, vbugs, and > > vtypos commands and Oasis OLC -- are they leaving files open or something? > > > > Not a big problem, just curious, This was my original post ... I guess I didn't phrase it well enough. Sorry to waste your time. - Sean Sean Mountcastle ---------------- Take everything in stride. Trample anyone who gets in your way.
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