'error reading datastream' -- loading file only when transfer is complete?

Andrew Robert andrew.arobert at gmail.com
Sat May 20 23:49:28 CEST 2006

liuliuliu at gmail.com wrote:
> hello --
> i'm running python/pygame on maemo (nokia 770). my situation is that
> i'm continually scouring this one directory for incoming files. if i
> see if there's a new file (coming in via wireless scp), i proceed to
> load it and process it.
> however, i think i am running into the issue that my program starts to
> load the file after it recognises there is new data, but before the
> file has completely transferred, so at unpredictable times i get a
> pygame.error: Error reading from datastream.
> what is the easiest way to work out this issue? easy being the key
> word. :) thank you very much!
> christine

You might want to test for file locking before attempting to use

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