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to ensure 1 instance of the application running using perl
i have a suggestion
1. pls open a specific port for locking
port must be greater than 10000 and less than 60000
ex: port 28004
2. so as long as the port is open, then, meaning there is still program running on that particular port
3. upon program exit, close the port
i have an ex code below:
hope this helps
its a class
how to use??


use PortLocker();
my $port = 52480;
my $locker = new PortLocker();
if(! $locker->lock())
die("Port Already lock, pls check if already running!\n");

#--- failed, port already locked
#--- continue here your program

. #then before exit, pls unlock the port


#----------------------------------------------------- ( code )

# Filename :
# Description : this is the package that will lock a specified port#
# Date : 08-10-2001
# Ver : ver1.1
# Author : bayugyug

package PortLocker;
use IO::Socket;

#--- set vars here
my $portlock = undef;
use constant PORT_LOCK => 28788;

$| = 1;
my $VERSION = "1.01";

sub new

my $type = shift;
my $self = {};
$self->{'PORT'} = $_[0];
$self->{'PORT'} = PORT_LOCK if(int($self->{'PORT'}) <= 0);
bless $self, $type;


sub lock()

my $self = shift;
my $port = $self->{'PORT'};

$portlock = new IO::Socket::INET (
LocalHost =>
LocalPort => $port,
Proto => 'tcp',
Listen => 1

$self->debug("lock() :: port ($port) ok");
#--- return ok/fail

unless( $portlock )
return 0;

return 1;

sub unlock()

my $self = shift;

$portlock= undef;
$self->debug("unlock() :: ok");

sub debug()
my $self = shift;
my (@parm) = (@_);
my $msg = join(' : ',@parm);
my $scr = "Ver$VERSION";

print "$scr - $msg\n";


(END) #----------------------------------------------------- hope this helps, tnx #!/bin/bayugyug

In reply to Re: Ensuring only one copy of a perl script is running at a time by bayugyug
in thread Ensuring only one copy of a perl script is running at a time by eyepopslikeamosquito

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