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'flock' is a small utility to manage advisory file locks from shell scripts. Advisory file locks let programs tell other programs that a particular file is in use and shouldn't be used until the lock is released.


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GPLv2Janet Casey18 March 2003

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 February 2004.


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