file locking

Jeremy Howard jh_lists at
Sun Jan 20 18:41:04 CST 2002

> I now have another more generic question.
> What is the 'best' way to implment file locking to a  multiple access
> from perl.
> in the past I have just created a 'lock' file (`touch lock`; do stuff;
> `rm -f lock`)
> but the must be a more elegant solution than this :)
It depends a little on how you're using it. You will find MLDBM::Sync
suitable for many problems that require shared access to files.

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