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Ensuring only one copy of a perl script is running at a time

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon)
on Dec 19, 2006 at 07:49 UTC ( #590619=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    use strict;
    use warnings;
    ...
    __DATA__
    This exists so flock() code above works.
    DO NOT REMOVE THIS DATA SECTION.
    
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    use strict;
    use warnings;
    ...
    print "end of program\n";
    # Note: lock should be automatically released at end of program,
    # no matter how the process is terminated.
    

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