testing if another instance of a script is already running
larry.bates at vitalEsafe.com
Sat Sep 13 17:07:04 CEST 2008
> Hi folks,
> I want to write some kind of test to check at startup if another
> instance of my script is already running.
> I don't want to handle writing of a PID file because it is too
> Unix/Linux specific way to do this, and I need to keep the code to be
> I think the better way to achieve this is to use some process control,
> but I'm a neebie and I don't see how to do this in a safe and clean way.
> Any idea ?
> Best regards,
Here is a recipe for Linux version of singleinstance class:
and I wrote and contributed the equivalent Windows version:
Hope this helps.
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