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Bug#558273: ITP: python-lockfile -- Platform-independent file locking module

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: David Watson <david@bashton.com>
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : python-lockfile
  Version         : 0.8
  Upstream Author : Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox com>
* URL             : http://smontanaro.dyndns.org/python/
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Platform-independent file locking module

 The lockfile module exports a FileLock class which provides a simple API for
 locking files. Unlike the Windows msvcrt.locking function, the Unix
 fcntl.flock, fcntl.lockf and the deprecated posixfile module, the API is
 identical across both Unix (including Linux and Mac) and Windows platforms.
 The lock mechanism relies on the atomic nature of the link (on Unix) and
 mkdir (on Windows) system calls.

David Watson

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