Allowing only one instance of a script?
grante at visi.com
Thu Jun 23 17:01:11 CEST 2005
On 2005-06-23, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
> On 2005-06-23, Tim Golden <tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk> wrote:
>>| I have a script which I double-click to run. If i double-click it
>>| again, it will launch another instance of the script.
>>| Is there a way to allow only one instance of a script, so that if
>>| another instance of the script is launched, it will just
>>| return with an
>> If you're on Windows, have a look at this recent thread:
> If you're on Unix/Linux, the usual way to do this is with a
You can also use a network port instead of a file. Binding a
socket to a port is an exclusive and atomic operation. An
advantage to the network port scheme is that the "lock"
automatically goes away if the program dies. A disadvantiage is
that it can't contain information (date/time/PID) like a file
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