Package lockedfile creates and manipulates files whose contents should only change atomically.



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    func Read

    func Read(name string) ([]byte, error)

      Read opens the named file with a read-lock and returns its contents.

      func Transform added in go1.14

      func Transform(name string, t func([]byte) ([]byte, error)) (err error)

        Transform invokes t with the result of reading the named file, with its lock still held.

        If t returns a nil error, Transform then writes the returned contents back to the file, making a best effort to preserve existing contents on error.

        t must not modify the slice passed to it.

        func Write

        func Write(name string, content io.Reader, perm fs.FileMode) (err error)

          Write opens the named file (creating it with the given permissions if needed), then write-locks it and overwrites it with the given content.


          type File

          type File struct {
          	// contains filtered or unexported fields

            A File is a locked *os.File.

            Closing the file releases the lock.

            If the program exits while a file is locked, the operating system releases the lock but may not do so promptly: callers must ensure that all locked files are closed before exiting.

            func Create

            func Create(name string) (*File, error)

              Create is like os.Create, but returns a write-locked file.

              func Edit

              func Edit(name string) (*File, error)

                Edit creates the named file with mode 0666 (before umask), but does not truncate existing contents.

                If Edit succeeds, methods on the returned File can be used for I/O. The associated file descriptor has mode O_RDWR and the file is write-locked.

                func Open

                func Open(name string) (*File, error)

                  Open is like os.Open, but returns a read-locked file.

                  func OpenFile

                  func OpenFile(name string, flag int, perm fs.FileMode) (*File, error)

                    OpenFile is like os.OpenFile, but returns a locked file. If flag includes os.O_WRONLY or os.O_RDWR, the file is write-locked; otherwise, it is read-locked.

                    func (*File) Close

                    func (f *File) Close() error

                      Close unlocks and closes the underlying file.

                      Close may be called multiple times; all calls after the first will return a non-nil error.

                      type Mutex

                      type Mutex struct {
                      	Path string // The path to the well-known lock file. Must be non-empty.
                      	// contains filtered or unexported fields

                        A Mutex provides mutual exclusion within and across processes by locking a well-known file. Such a file generally guards some other part of the filesystem: for example, a Mutex file in a directory might guard access to the entire tree rooted in that directory.

                        Mutex does not implement sync.Locker: unlike a sync.Mutex, a lockedfile.Mutex can fail to lock (e.g. if there is a permission error in the filesystem).

                        Like a sync.Mutex, a Mutex may be included as a field of a larger struct but must not be copied after first use. The Path field must be set before first use and must not be change thereafter.

                        func MutexAt

                        func MutexAt(path string) *Mutex

                          MutexAt returns a new Mutex with Path set to the given non-empty path.

                          func (*Mutex) Lock

                          func (mu *Mutex) Lock() (unlock func(), err error)

                            Lock attempts to lock the Mutex.

                            If successful, Lock returns a non-nil unlock function: it is provided as a return-value instead of a separate method to remind the caller to check the accompanying error. (See

                            func (*Mutex) String

                            func (mu *Mutex) String() string


                            Path Synopsis
                            Package filelock provides a platform-independent API for advisory file locking.
                            Package filelock provides a platform-independent API for advisory file locking.