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Writing to a full hard drive

  1. Sep 27, 2007 #1
    Let's say you're running a Fortran program that writes to the hard drive. What happens when the hard drive is completely full? Do other files get written over?
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2007 #2

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    This is an operating system issue, not a Fortran issue. A write request that would more than consume all available disk space will fail on any reasonable operating system.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2007 #3

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    For DOS and Windows, the returned count of bytes written will be less than requested, and will be zero if the disk is already full.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #4

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    Your command will fail.
     
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