Roy Schestowitz wrote:
An alternative comes to mind, leave the original in place but hard
link a new file to it. Run the operations on the new filename and
then delete it - thus changing the original 'in place'.
Thank you very much, Simon. Your suggestion works perfectly well and I have
tested it to confirm that it achieves /exactly/ what I was after (image
Does that make me an 'expert, novice grade' now then ;-)
Of course, your next challenge is to persuade your software vendor
that in the Unix world, software should really be scriptable (where
it makes sense of course) and that you could so easily have used
their tool from within a script if they'd written it right !