murex Shell Docs

Command Reference: lockfile

Create and manage lock files

Description

lockfile is used to create and manage lock files

Usage

Create a lock file with the name identifier

lockfile: lock identifier

Delete a lock file with the name identifier

lockfile: unlock identifier

Wait until lock file with the name identifier has been deleted

lockfile: wait identifier

Output the the file name and path of a lock file with the name identifier

lockfile: path identifier -> <stdout>

Examples

lockfile lock example
out "lock file created: ${lockfile path example}"

bg {
    sleep 10
    lockfile unlock example
}

out "waiting for lock file to be deleted (sleep 10 seconds)...."
lockfile wait example
out "lock file gone!"

See Also

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