Windows mutex to prevent multiple instances

Samuel Bronson neaesten at
Wed Aug 28 20:53:05 EDT 2002

Hans Nowak wrote:
> Samuel Bronson wrote:
>>   Use a lock file, you could call it '' and put the pid of 
>> your app in it so it can serve double-duty.
> We considered using a file to mark that the program is running, but 
> dismissed the idea because of the problems this method caused in other 
> apps we've seen... file doesn't get deleted, etc.
Perhaps the 'atexit' module would be helpfull?

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