synchronizing concurrent shell scripts

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Mon Feb 12 11:51:45 MST 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 11:45 -0700, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> I have a situation where shell scripts, executed asynchronously, need to
> have a way to wait for each other when doing a load-intensive operation.
> Do any of you have any methods for synchronizing the operation of
> concurrent shell scripts? 

My bad.  Google reveals that there's a nice standard unix
command: /usr/bin/lockfile 

man lockfile reveals this is just what I'm looking for.

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