nALFS CVS snapshots?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Oct 23 09:42:31 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 10:35, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> And be careful for race conditions; the website is update twice a day 
> (check fcron); be sure not to interfere with it (it has happened before).

A simple lock file check will help to prevent that:

while [ -f /tmp/update-website-in-progress ]; do sleep 5; done

As long as that file exists, the website script is running. Sleep a few
seconds and try again, until the file is gone.

Gerard Beekmans

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