file locking

   Method of data management which reserves a file for the first user that requests it, thus locking out other users.

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  • File locking — is a mechanism that enforces access to a computer file by only one user or process at any specific time. The purpose of locking is to prevent the classic interceding update scenario. The interceding update problem may be illustrated as in the… …   Wikipedia

  • File Locking —   [dt. »Dateisperre«], in einem Netzwerk ein Verfahren zum Dateischutz, durch das eine Datei während der Bearbeitung durch einen Netzteilnehmer für Zugriffe anderer Benutzer gesperrt ist. Auf diese Weise lässt sich vermeiden, dass zwei Anwender… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • file locking — UK US noun [uncountable] computing a feature of software that prevents information in a file from being changed by two different users at the same time Thesaurus: parts of computer programs, systems or softwaremeronym computer programs and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • file locking —    See file and record locking …   Dictionary of networking

  • file locking — prevention of access to a file by more than one application, blocking of a file …   English contemporary dictionary

  • file locking — UK / US noun [uncountable] computing a feature of software that prevents information in a file from being changed by two different users at the same time …   English dictionary

  • File Access Manager — is a software program for accessing exclusively opened and locked files in windows. File Access Manager is owned and operated by VisionWorks Solutions.ee also*File locking *Volume Shadow Copy Service *Open File Manager External links *… …   Wikipedia

  • File system — For library and office filing systems, see Library classification. Further information: Filing cabinet A file system (or filesystem) is a means to organize data expected to be retained after a program terminates by providing procedures to store,… …   Wikipedia

  • file and record locking —    A method of controlling file access in a multiuser environment, where there is always a possibility that two users will attempt to update the same file at the same time but with different information. The first user to access the file locks… …   Dictionary of networking

  • file sharing —    The sharing of files over a network or between several applications running on the same workstation. Shared files can be read, reviewed, and updated by more than one individual. Access to the file or files is often regulated by password… …   Dictionary of networking

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