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

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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)
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