Mandatory Locking

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File Locking - In Unix-like Systems
... Several kinds of file-locking mechanisms are available in different flavors of Unix, and many operating systems support more than one kind for compatibility ... Although some types of locks can be configured to be mandatory, file locks under Unix are by default advisory ... Together with non-mandatory locking, this leads to great flexibility in accessing files from multiple or many processes ...

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