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perlfunc.pod patch re flock via fcntl

Tye McQueen
December 20, 2001 12:53
perlfunc.pod patch re flock via fcntl
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--- perl571/pod/perlfunc.pod	Thu Apr 05 15:53:29 2001
+++ perl571.tye/pod/perlfunc.pod	Thu Dec 20 12:47:08 2001
@@ -1626,6 +1626,10 @@
 implement lockf(3) in terms of fcntl(2) locking, though, so the
 differing semantics shouldn't bite too many people.
+Note that the fcntl(2) emulation of flock(3) requires that FILEHANDLE
+be open with read intent to use LOCK_SH and requires that it be open
+with write intent to use LOCK_EX.
 Note also that some versions of C<flock> cannot lock things over the
 network; you would need to use the more system-specific C<fcntl> for
 that.  If you like you can force Perl to ignore your system's flock(2) Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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