Checking for duplicate instances of a script...

Guillaume Dargaud NOusenetSPAM at
Wed Jan 21 15:25:54 CET 2004

> This can probably be done in *many* different ways, maybe there is
> even an agreed upon on best solution. This is a small suggestion
> based on fcntl.flock() (Unix only I am afraid):

Wrong prediction: it works fine in Cygwin under windows, but it doesn't on
my linux server...

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./", line 24, in ?
    fcntl.flock(lockH, fcntl.LOCK_EX | fcntl.LOCK_NB)
TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation

2.3.3 (#1, Dec 30 2003, 08:29:25)
[GCC 3.3.1 (cygming special)]

1.5.2 (#1, Jan 31 2003, 10:58:35)  [GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2

Is this too old ?

Maybe I'll try with flags...
Guillaume Dargaud
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