how to check if certain files are being used by others??

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    how to check if certain files are being used by others??

    i have written a program which is about file read write and what should i do if i dun want another user use the program while someone is using it?

    cos this program can be used in different computers with the files are in the shared directory.

    does it related to "ios"??
    thank you

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    This is pure 100% guess but doesn't the OS handle that, if the file is in use it will pop up a MessageBox(), at least that's been my experience.
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    haha...yes...i just guess that~~

    i just make a guess cos ios::nocreate can detect whether the file exist or not.....i just wanna know if there will have some similar thing.....

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