On Sun, 05 Mar 2023 07:45:16 -0800 Robin Lee Powell via rsync wrote:

> Oh, yeah, I missed that part.  Yeah, don't do that; it's easy to add
> a lock file to a shell script.

Not so easy IMO to do that properly. Use the flock command if your system
provides it.

That said, using a systemd service (resp timer) for interactive (resp
batch/cron) use:

  - gives you that locking for free
  - enforce using the same execution context in both cases (ex: the Unix
    environment, the locale ...)


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