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Re: New Feature Request

From: Saint Michael
Subject: Re: New Feature Request
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2021 10:44:40 -0500

can you point me to your FAQ?

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 8:39 AM Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 04, 2021 at 08:26:59AM -0500, Saint Michael wrote:
> > In this case, how do I quickly increase the number stored in "foo"?
> > the file has 10000 as content, and I have a new value to add to it
> quickly.
> > Is there an atomic way to read,add, write a value to "foo"?
> Nope!
> It's almost like bash isn't a real programming language, huh?
> (The workaround you're looking for is called "locking".  My FAQ has a
> page about it, but it's pretty basic stuff, intended to prevent two
> instances of a script from running simultaneously, not for distributed
> computing applications.)

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