[nycbug-talk] Is there something similar to lockrun in the ports?

thomas at zaph.org thomas at zaph.org
Wed Aug 12 14:13:05 EDT 2009

* Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> [2009-08-12 13:48:04-0400]:
> Something similar to this:
> http://unixwiz.net/tools/lockrun.html
> For FreeBSD in FreeBSD ports?  Easy to implement?

See lockfile(1) which is part of the procmail package and does something
very similar.

Run it like this:

    lockfile ~/.lockfile && /path/to/job && rm -f ~/.lockfile

I've used it for years and it works great.


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