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The posixfile Module

(Obsolete, Unix only) The posixfile module provides a file-like object with support for file locking, as Example 14-27 shows. New programs should use the fcntl module instead.

Example 14-27. Using the posixfile Module
File: posixfile-example-1.py

import posixfile
import string

filename = "counter.txt"

try:
 # open for update
 file = posixfile.open(filename, "r+")
 counter = int(file.read(6)) + 1
except IOError:
 # create it
 file = posixfile.open(filename, "w")
 counter = 0

file.lock("w|", 6)

file.seek(0) # rewind
file.write("%06d" % counter)

file.close() # releases lock

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Python Standard Library
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ISBN: 0596000960
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 252
Authors: Fredrik Lundh
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