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A simple lock file class based on file locking.

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Just a simple python lock file class using file locks.


pip install flockfile


from flockfile import FlockFile, FileNotLocked

# init the class using a file name
# optionally, the directory can be set to something other than /tmp
lock = FlockFile("myscriptname", lock_dir="/tmp")

# lock the file
# if this is unsuccessful, exception FileNotLocked will be raised.

# the following class method can be used to check lock status
assert lock.check_lock()

# unlock and delete file

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