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lockfile 0.6

Platform-independent file locking module

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Latest Version: 0.9.1

The lockfile module exports a FileLock class which provides a simple API for locking files. Unlike the Windows msvcrt.locking function, the Unix fcntl.flock, fcntl.lockf and the deprecated posixfile module, the API is identical across both Unix (including Linux and Mac) and Windows platforms. The lock mechanism relies on the atomic nature of the link (on Unix) and mkdir (on Windows) system calls.

This version refactors the code even further to allow testing with Python 2.4.

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