Crate single_instance[][src]

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A rust library for single instance application.

single-instance provides a single API to check if there are any other running instance.


On windows, init SingleInstance will create a mutex named by given &str then check error code by calling GetLastError. On linux init will bind abstract unix domain socket with given name . On macos, init will create or open a file which path is given &str, then call flock to apply an advisory lock on the open file.


extern crate single_instance;

use std::thread;
use single_instance::SingleInstance;

fn main() {
    let instance = SingleInstance::new("whatever").unwrap();



A struct representing one running instance.