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Manual Reference Pages  -  LIBOWFAT_OPEN_EXCL (3)

NAME

open_excl - open a file for exclusive writing

CONTENTS

Syntax
Description

SYNTAX

#include <open.h>

int open_excl(const char *filename);

DESCRIPTION

open_excl opens the file filename for writing and returns the file handle. The file may not exist before the call to open_excl. The file will be created with mode 0600.

If there was an error creating the file, open_excl returns -1 and sets errno accordingly.

Since open_excl relies on the O_EXCL flag to open, it does not work reliably over NFS (the NFS protocol is broken) and must be emulated using a lock file (create a file with a unique file name and link(2) it to the lock file. Then stat the lock file and see if the link count is 2).

SEE ALSO

open(2)
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