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|PMLOCK(1)||General Commands Manual||PMLOCK(1)|
pmlock - simple file-based mutex
$PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmlock [-v] file
pmlock attempts to acquire an exclusive lock by creating file with a mode of 0.
The exit status is 0 for success, 1 for failure.
To release the lock, unlink file.
In the event of a failure, the -v option produces an explanatory message on stdout.