I appreciate the tip, but I [already have a much better (if slightly more cumbersome) workaround as I linked above](https://mijailovic.net/2017/08/27/sqlite-adventures/). But my point is I shouldn't **need** a workaround at all. Filtering out the "exclusive" flag\* provides exactly zero benefit, while at the same time preventing the standard solution to the [aforementioned race condition](https://tldp.org/HOWTO/Secure-Programs-HOWTO/avoid-race.html). Which is why I would still like to politely request of the developers that this completely useless and counterproductive filter be removed from the production version of SQLite. Thank you. \*Putting "exclusive" in quotes to emphasize again that the flag in question doesn't actually open the file in any kind of "exclusive" mode and is badly named.