Locking a file under Windows

Tim Golden tim.golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Thu Nov 24 16:10:14 CET 2005


[Guy Lateur]
> I'm working on an application that will be used by several users at
the same 
> time. The user should be able to both read and write to some data file

> stored on our file server. My question is: how can I prevent that one
user 
> writes to the file while another user is reading it?

Might be worth looking in the Python Cookbook area. I seem
to remember several recipes to do this kind of thing
cross-platform. eg,

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/65203

Also the pywin32 docs come with a flock-style example. Hope
one of the two can help you.

TJG

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