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Win32::Mutex
Use Win32 mutex objects from Perl

Win32::Mutex - Use Win32 mutex objects from Perl


NAME

Win32::Mutex - Use Win32 mutex objects from Perl


SYNOPSIS


        require Win32::Mutex;

        $mutex = Win32::Mutex->new($initial,$name);

        $mutex->wait;


DESCRIPTION

This module allows access to the Win32 mutex objects. The wait method and wait_all & wait_any functions are inherited from the Win32::IPC module.

Methods

$mutex = Win32::Mutex->new([$initial, [$name]])
Constructor for a new mutex object. If $initial is true, requests immediate ownership of the mutex (default false). If $name is omitted, creates an unnamed mutex object.

If $name signifies an existing mutex object, then $initial is ignored and the object is opened.

$mutex = Win32::Mutex->open($name)
Constructor for opening an existing mutex object.

$mutex->release
Release ownership of a $mutex. You should have obtained ownership of the mutex through new or one of the wait functions. Returns true if successful.

$mutex->wait([$timeout])
Wait for ownership of $mutex. See Win32::IPC.

Deprecated Functions and Methods

Win32::Mutex still supports the ActiveWare syntax, but its use is deprecated.

Create($MutObj,$Initial,$Name)
Use $MutObj = Win32::Mutex->new($Initial,$Name) instead.

Open($MutObj,$Name)
Use $MutObj = Win32::Mutex->open($Name) instead.

$MutObj->Release()
Use $MutObj->release instead.


AUTHOR

Christopher J. Madsen <chris_madsen@geocities.com>

Loosely based on the original module by ActiveWare Internet Corp., http://www.ActiveWare.com

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