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Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable



Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable

SYNOPSIS

Wait, up to a timeout value, to check if current thread is able to acquire an exclusive lock on a system mutex.

SYNTAX

Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable [[-MutexName] <String>] [[-MutexWaitTimeInMilliseconds] <Int32>] [-Walkthrough] [-ReturnObject] [-OutUnEscapedJSON] [[-FormatView] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

A mutex can be used to serialize applications and prevent multiple instances from being opened at the same time. Wait, up to a timeout (default is 1 millisecond), for the mutex to become available for an exclusive lock.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

Command: Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable -MutexName 'ThreadLock' -MutexWaitTimeInMilliseconds 100000
Description: Check to see if Mutex 'ThreadLock' is available. Continue to wait for 1 min if the process is locked.
Notes:

EXAMPLE 2

Command: Test-IsMutexAvailable -MutexName 'ThreadLock' -MutexWaitTimeInMilliseconds (New-TimeSpan -Minutes 5).TotalMilliseconds
Description: Use the Alias to check to see if Mutex 'ThreadLock' is available.
Notes: Use the New-TimeSpan function to give you the results of 5 minutes in milliseconds

EXAMPLE 3

Command: Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable -Help
Description: Call Help Information
Notes: If Help / WalkThrough is setup as a parameter, this script will be called to setup the Dynamic Help Menu if not the normal
Get-Help will be called with the -Full parameter

EXAMPLE 4

Command: Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable -WalkThrough
Description: Call Help Information [2]
Notes: If Help / WalkThrough is setup as a parameter, this script will be called to setup the Dynamic Help Menu if not the normal
Get-Help will be called with the -Full parameter

EXAMPLE 5

Command: Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable -OutUnEscapedJSON
Description: <command_here> and Return Output as UnEscaped JSON format
Notes: The OutUnEscapedJSON is used to beatify the JSON return and not Escape any Characters. Normal return data is a Hash Table.

EXAMPLE 6

Command: Test-BluGenieIsMutexAvailable -ReturnObject
Description: <command_here> and Return Output an Object
Notes: The ReturnObject is used to return a PowerShell Object. Normal return data is a Hash Table.

PARAMETERS

MutexName

-MutexName <String>
Description: The name of the system mutex.
Notes:
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? 1
Default value ThreadLock
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

MutexWaitTimeInMilliseconds

-MutexWaitTimeInMilliseconds <Int32>
Required? false
Position? 2
Default value 1
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

Walkthrough

-Walkthrough [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Start the dynamic help menu system to help walk through the current command and all of the parameters
Notes:
Alias: Help
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

ReturnObject

-ReturnObject [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Return information as an Object
Notes: By default the data is returned as a Hash Table
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value True
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

OutUnEscapedJSON

-OutUnEscapedJSON [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Remove UnEsacped Char from the JSON information.
Notes: This will beautify json and clean up the formatting.
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

FormatView

-FormatView <String>
Required? false
Position? 3
Default value None
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.