Replacement for sysutils/wait_on

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Fri Mar 14 17:13:51 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Andrea Venturoli <ml at> wrote:

> On 03/14/14 00:24, Robert Huff wrote:
>> Andrea Venturoli writes:
>>   I have a script which monitors a directory and wakes up as soon
>>>  as a new file appears.  I'm using sysutils/wait_on for this, but
>>>  this port expired a few days ago.
>>>  Is there a drop in replacement? Any other suggestion?
>>      Isn't there a component of the GNOME suite which does this?
> Which component?
> I probably forgot to say this, but this is on a server with no X.
> I'd happily avoid installing whole GNOME if I can, but if this works
> without graphics it might be worth investigating.

The port in Gnome that monitors directories is devel/gamin. It is NOT
dependent on the installation of gnome. It has a fairly short list of
dependencies, none X related in any way:
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at

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