Re: [dev] lock (1) - where does it go?

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:24:09 -0500

On 12 January 2016 at 10:27, Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 09:35:59AM -0500, Calvin Morrison wrote:
>> sorry to revive an old topic -
>> I'd like to have this in with other utils, because i find it useful in
>> my day to day work. I do not care about the licensing, feel free to
>> use whatever license is appropriate.MIT/X I think is what is used
>> around here.
>> Would someone be willing to commit this into u/sbase for me?
> There is already flock(1) in sbase if that's what you mean.

No sorry, flock is a different program that the wraps flock().
Somewhat evil and not going to necessarily work on all use cases. This
was discussed length in a previous thread. This program uses
directories which are helpfully atomic, to 'lock' a program from
running until it's removed.

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