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

by tokpela (Chaplain)
on Mar 25, 2011 at 00:13 UTC ( #895367=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

On Windows, I used Win32::Mutex to ensure that a process was not already running.

However, I seem to remember that this only worked on a per user basis and did not prevent another user from running the same script. But since I was running using a scheduled task, it worked well.


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Re^2: Ensuring only one copy of a perl script is running at a time
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 27, 2013 at 04:28 UTC
    What about?

    $cmd = 'ps -eaf | grep -c "\< '."$0".'\>"'; chomp($instances = `$cmd`); if($instances > 1) exit;

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