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Re: Flock a file when just reading it?

by robartes (Priest)
on Jun 16, 2005 at 08:52 UTC ( #467207=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Flock a file when just reading it?

If you are only reading in the file *and no one else is writing in it at the same time*, you do not have to lock it.

In fact, you would only need to lock anything for read when 1) your read is non-atomic and 2) the data you're reading might be changed by a writer during your read. I'd say that in your case neither of these conditions is true (although you can't be sure of 1) ).


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