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GNU Direvent

A directory content watcher daemon

Direvent is a program that monitors a set of directories on the file system and reacts when their content changes. When a change is detected, the daemon reacts by invoking an external command configured for that kind of change.

RMS dubbed Direvent a GNU package on August 20, 2014. It was formerly known as dircond.


Complete documentation is included with the package, both in man and Texinfo formats.

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version 5.1 (stable)
released on 6 July 2016

VCS Checkout



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License:GPLv3genium13 September 2014

Leaders and contributors

Sergey Poznyakoff maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/direvent.git
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/direvent
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/direvent

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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