Provided by: cronutils_1.5-1_amd64
runlock - prevent concurrent execution of a process
runlock [ -h ] runlock [ -d ] [ -f pathname ] [ -t timeout ] command [ args ]
runlock tries to hold an exclusive lock while it executes a command. Subsequent execution of runlock with the same lock, while that lock is held, will cause the new instance of runlock to terminate with a faliure exit code. Otherwise, the exit code of the subprocess is returned.
-d Debug mode; send log messages to standard error as well as to the system log. -f pathname Specifies the pathname of the file to use as a lock file. The default is to create a lock file in /tmp/cronutils-$USER with the name of the command, and suffix ".pid". -t timeout Specifies the duration, in seconds, for runlock to wait before giving up on trying to acquire the lock. The default is 5 seconds. -h Prints some basic help.
Sending SIGALRM to runlock before the timer has expired will cause the subprocess to be killed.
runlock was written by Jamie Wilkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This program is copyright (C) 2010 Google, Inc. It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0