gamin bug (was Re: gamin vs fam)

Sean McNeil sean at
Sun Jun 5 22:30:41 GMT 2005

Although I agree with Mezz that gamin rocks, there is a bug that still
exists with regards to soft symlink directories.

Try this:

cd ~
mkdir dir1
ln -s dir1 dir2

bring up nautilus and look at dir1.

touch dir1/file1

all is perfect.  Now, look at dir2 with nautilus.

touch dir1/file2

never shows.

It would appear that a request to monitor a directory that is a symlink
will not monitor the actual directory it is pointing to.

I think this works with fam.  I seem to remember seeing it do the right


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