Running only one instance of the app
bagomot at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 14:15:14 UTC 2021
On Thursday, 2 December 2021 at 13:28:12 UTC, Steven
> On 12/2/21 7:05 AM, Bagomot wrote:
>> This works for Windows. I need something similar for Linux and
>> Tell me how, if you know. Maybe the standard library D already
>> has the required functionality? Or are there better ways to
>> only run one instance of the app?
> Typically this is done using pid files.
> But I don't know if MacOS has a specialized call for it, or if
> you have to do it yourself. I think you need to lock the file
> with `flock` to get it to work properly.
I can't use flock, because my app uses the file rename to
auto-update in Windows. It renames itself to old.app.exe,
downloads the new version and runs it, then exits. I haven’t
figured out how to do this in other OSs yet.
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