Temporary lock files?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Sep 11 11:41:15 CEST 2015

On Wed,  9 Sep 2015 23:24, aslam at mythicflow.com said:

> That was the only time I ever saw the lock files, so this is likely not
> an issue.

FWIW, the .#* files are not the lock files but temporary files used to
create the lock files.  In case you terminate a process while it is
waiting for the lock, an atexit handler remove those temporary files.
Obviously a crash won't remove them.  The lock files themselves have a
".lock" suffix.  See gnupg/common/dotlock.c for details.



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