Dnotify 2

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Executes a command when the contents of a directory change

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'dnotify' is a simple program that makes it possible to execute a command every time the contents of a specific directory change. It is run from the command line and takes two arguments: one or more directories to monitor and a command to execute whenever a directory has changed. Options control what events to trigger on: when a file was read in the directory, when one was created/deleted, etc. 'dnotify' uses the linux kernel directory notification feature to monitor directories. As a result, it does not need to poll files every few seconds.



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Janet Casey

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7 January 2002

Leaders and contributors

Oskar Liljeblad Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:oskar@osk.mine.nu

Software prerequisites

Required to useLinux kernel 2.4.19 or later


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