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LOCKSPOOL(1)               OpenBSD Reference Manual               LOCKSPOOL(1)

     lockspool - lock user's system mailbox

     lockspool [username]

     Lockspool is useful for a client mail program to attain proper locking.
     Lockspool obtains a username.lock for the calling user and retains it un-
     til stdin is closed or a signal like SIGINT, SIGTERM, or SIGHUP is re-
     ceived.  Additionally, the superuser may specify the name of a user in
     order to lock a different mailbox.

     If lockspool is able to create the lock file, ``1'' is written to stdout,
     otherwise ``0'' is written and an error message is written to stderr.
     Lockspool will try up to 10 times to get the lock (sleeping for a short
     period in between tries).

     The lockspool utility exits 0 on success, and 1 if an error occurs.

     /var/mail/username.lock  user's mail lock file.

     The lockspool program appeared in OpenBSD 2.4.

     mail(1),  mail.local(1),  sendmail(8)

OpenBSD 2.6                     August 13, 1998                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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