Provided by: sn_0.3.8-4_i386 bug

NAME

       lockf - lock files from within shell-scripts (used by sn news system)

SYNOPSIS

       lockf

DESCRIPTION

       lockf   can   be   used   to  lock  files  from  within  shell-scripts.
       Filedescriptor 3 is always locked,  and  the  lock  remains  until  the
       process is killed.  The process-id is written to standard output, as to
       facilitate killing the process.

       It is used by the sn news system.

SEE ALSO

       sn(8)

                                                                      lockf(8)