Win32::Mutex - Use Win32 mutex objects from Perl
require Win32::Mutex; $mutex = Win32::Mutex->new($initial,$name); $mutex->wait;
This module allows access to the Win32 mutex objects. The
wait method and
wait_any functions are inherited from the "Win32::IPC" module.
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.
$name signifies an existing mutex object, then
$initial is ignored and the object is opened.
Constructor for opening an existing mutex object.
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.
Wait for ownership of
$mutex. See "Win32::IPC".
Win32::Mutex still supports the ActiveWare syntax, but its use is deprecated.
$MutObj = Win32::Mutex->new($Initial,$Name) instead.
$MutObj = Win32::Mutex->open($Name) instead.
Christopher J. Madsen <email@example.com>
Loosely based on the original module by ActiveWare Internet Corp., http://www.ActiveWare.com