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Re: PR/56112 CVS commit: src/usr.bin/shlock

The following reply was made to PR bin/56112; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Erik Fair <>
Subject: Re: PR/56112 CVS commit: src/usr.bin/shlock
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:54:57 -0700

 Congratulations - first new bug in decades.
 I didn=E2=80=99t use flock(2) in shlock(1) because in 1985 when shlock =
 was written, flock(2) was a BSD-ism, and I wanted (needed) the tool to =
 be as portable as possible between the varying =E2=80=A6 flavors of Unix =
 at the time, e.g. System III, System V and their unfortunate descendants =
 - hence =E2=80=9Cdot locking=E2=80=9D as had been done with Unix email =
 mailboxes since Version 6 mail(1).
 	Erik Fair=

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