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'filewatcher' maintains a local file archive repository. A configuration file details which files and directories to monitor and to whom reports should be delivered. It is useful in situations where there are multiple sysadmins, each of whom should know as soon as possible what changes the other have made. Correcting or rolling back to the previous version is trivial.


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Download version 2.4.0 (stable)
released on 22 October 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey11 March 2004

Leaders and contributors

Mark Nagel Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use rcs 5.7 or later
Required to use Perl
Weak prerequisite diffutils
Required to use Mail_Internet

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 October 2004.


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