On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 22:16:13 -0400, John Carter <john.carter / tait.co.nz>  
wrote:

> So I'm using flock, but I have this noxious race condition when I try to
> clean up the lock files.

John,

This might help:
http://homepage.mac.com/johnatl/.cv/johnatl/Sites/.Public/locker.rb-zip.zip

Regards,
   JJ

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