Locking a file in Python

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I need to lock a file for writing in Python. It will be accessed from multiple Python processes at once. I have found some solutions online, but most fail for my purposes as they are often only Unix based or Windows based.

Answer

Alright, so I ended up going with the code I wrote here, on my website link is dead, view on archive.org (also available on GitHub). I can use it in the following fashion:

from filelock import FileLock

with FileLock("myfile.txt.lock"):
    print("Lock acquired.")
    with open("myfile.txt"):
        # work with the file as it is now locked


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