[CentOS-mirror] lock files

David Richardson david.richardson at utah.edu
Thu Aug 6 00:19:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Nick Olsen wrote:

> Ok I think I got it, just one more thing. If I make the lock file myself
> with the date >> /tmp/update-centos.lock file it works and doesn't let
> another one spawn. However. If its not there its not creating it. Do I
> have the else part in the right spot?
> #!/bin/bash
> if [ -f /tmp/update-centos.lock ]
>    # It does exist.
>    # Exit here so we don't screw up a run in-progress
>    then echo "Lock file exists" && exit 1
>    # No, it doesn't exist.
>    # Create the lock file so another run won't start.
>    else date >> /tmp/update-centos.lock
> fi
> ### Now we can do the actual rsync. At this point, we know that only one
> ### copy of the script is running.
> ### Big long rsync command ###
> echo "Starting centos rsync"
> screen -A -m -d -S centos rsync -vaH --numeric-ids --delete
> --delete-after --delay-updates  --progress
> rsync://linux.mirrors.es.net/centos/ /home/www/centos
> DATE=`date`
> echo "$DATE with mirror linux.mirrors.es.net" >
> /home/www/txt/centostime.txt
> # Now we're done. Remove the lock file.
> /bin/rm -rf /tmp/update-centos.lock

Hmm. What happens if you remove screen from the picture (that is, have the 
script run the rsync directly)?


David Richardson <david.richardson at utah.edu>
"There are two kinds of statistics: the
kind you look up and the kind you make up."
-- Archie Goodwin, Death of a Doxy

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