[erlang-questions] Why there is no way to open file with O_EXCL mode?

Alexander Zhukov <>
Wed May 5 10:01:33 CEST 2010

>>>>> Tuncer Ayaz (TA) writes:

 TA> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Alexander Zhukov wrote:

 >> Man page for file module do not lists 'excl' as a possible mode to
 >> open/2 function.
 >> As I understood it's an old problem. But what I do not understood
 >> completely is that
 >>           why there is no 'excl' mode?
 >> Really I'm very interested in getting an answer to the question.

 TA> Michael Santos wrote a patch for this and it's currently included
 TA> in the 'pu' branch. It may end up in R14.

Great! Thank you for your answer.

Alexander Zhukov

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