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Go implementation of filesystem-level locking.

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gofslock offers several features:

  • Exclusive and shared locking senamtics.
  • Consistent intra- and inter-processing locking behavior across major operating systems (notably Linux, Mac, and Windows).
  • Works on all Go versions.
  • Only depends on Go standard library.
  • Locking behavior and interaction is heavily tested.


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Contributions to this project are welcome, though please file an issue before starting work on anything major.

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This repository uses pre-commit-go to validate itself. Please install this prior to working on the project:

  • Make sure your and are configured in git config.
  • Install test-only packages: go get -u -t
  • Install the pcg git hook: go get -u && pcg