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Re: RFC: A new module to help avoid running multiple instances of the same script (via cron, for example)

by tokpela (Chaplain)
on Dec 03, 2009 at 10:25 UTC ( #810796=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: A new module to help avoid running multiple instances of the same script (via cron, for example)

I would call this a Mutex and would name accordingly. Maybe something like Process::Mutex?

There are a few mutex implementations already on CPAN. I have used the Win32::Mutex module a bit in my development.

If you are going to create a generic module, I would provide different solutions depending on the OS. The above solutions using flock should work well on *nix systems while the Win32::Mutex provides an interface for Windows.


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Re^2: RFC: A new module to help avoid running multiple instances of the same script (via cron, for example)
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 03, 2009 at 10:38 UTC
    flock works on windows too

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