l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Mar 20 23:44

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] simple stupid lockfile example?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] simple stupid lockfile example?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 04:09:53AM -0500, Mike Simons wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 12:58:01AM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > i want to replace 'tin' with a shell script or alias that will
> > test for a lock file (and call me a moron if it exists), make a lock file,
> > run tin, and then delete the lock file...
> =====
> #! /bin/bash
> LOCK=$HOME/.tin.lock
> lockfile $LOCK
> tin
> rm -f $LOCK
> =====
> "lockfile" is part of the procmail package.
>   if you ^C the script, you will have to clean up and delete the lockfile
> on your own.  there are a few ways for the script to automatically
> detect tin was killed, but you didn't ask for that.  ;)

There are a bunch of good shell scripting techniques that may yield some
purchase on your problem in O'Reilly's "Unix Power Tools". (There is a copy
in the LUGOD library.)

Henry House
The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>
for information.  My OpenPGP key: <http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

Attachment: pgp00008.pgp
Description: PGP signature

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.