borg-with-lock - run a user specified command with the repository lock held
borg [common options] with-lock [options] REPOSITORY COMMAND [ARGS...]
This command runs a user-specified command while the repository lock is held.
It will first try to acquire the lock (make sure that no other operation is
running in the repo), then execute the given command as a subprocess and wait
for its termination, release the lock and return the user command's return
code as borg's return code.
If you copy a repository with the lock held,
the lock will be present in the copy. Thus, before using borg on the copy from
a different host, you need to use "borg break-lock" on the copied
repository, because Borg is cautious and does not automatically remove stale
locks made by a different host.
for common options of Borg commands.
- repository to lock
- command to run
- command arguments
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