[Python-ideas] Cross-platform lockfile (was: Implementation of shutil.move)

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Aug 14 07:27:04 CEST 2011

Devin Jeanpierre <jeanpierreda at gmail.com>

> As far as I am aware, locked files are impossible to do in a
> cross-platform way

The ‘lockfile’ library <URL:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/lockfile> is an
attempt to implement cross-platform lockfile functionality.

I would like that library to be part of the Python standard library, but
I think the current maintainer (Skip Montanaro) no longer has the
available time to get that done.

Anyone care to work with me on getting ‘lockfile’ into the Python
standard library?

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Ben Finney

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