Replacement for sysutils/wait_on

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Mon Mar 17 22:12:31 UTC 2014

On 03/13/14 23:26, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> Hello.
> 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?

Thanks to anyone who answered.

Since wait_on is back in the port tree, I'm sticking with it and I 
didn't try any of the suggestions; however I'll try to summarize, in 
case this could be helpful to others.

_ Gamin: I might be wrong, by AFAICT it's a library, not a ready to use 

_ filewatcherd: as I said, I didn't try it, but from the description it 
watches for changes to a file, not a directory;

_ I also found sysutil/watchfolder, which might be what I was looking 
for; again, I preferred not touch anything and stayed with wait_on, so I 
can't tell anything more.


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