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Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking In Scripts and nmh Locking

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking In Scripts and nmh Locking
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:27:40 +0000
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On 2012-04-26 12:41 PM, address@hidden wrote:
>> ... that would require locking?
> They include adding to mail drops, moving files between and within
> folders and editing context files (mostly to rename or remove sequences).
> I don't know which of these things require what kinds of locking.
> I don't want to learn. And most importantly I shouldn't have to know.
> What I need is a single locking mechanism that incorporates all internal
> locks and that would allow me to know I wasn't stepping on any nmh things
> going on and that they wouldn't mess with me. I understand that this
> would often result in unnecessary locking.

this reminds me of the old c-news "lockfile" utility, which would
acquire a lock, run the command you gave it on its command line, then
release the lock, then exit. if it exited prematurely it would also
release the lock.

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