monitor util in a scripted daemon?

Greg Larkin glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 23 20:43:54 UTC 2010


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Neil Smith wrote:
> - Is there a command (native, shell, or ports collection) to sit and watch for new file creation in a directory?
> - I'd like to build a system startup script for such a command and its scripted actions. Sound possible?
> - Is there already something in the default OS that does something similar?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> -Neil
> ---
> Neil Smith         neils at tamu.edu
> Comp. Sys. Mngr., Atmospheric Sciences

Hi Neil,

I haven't used it yet, but gamin should do the trick:
http://www.freshports.org/devel/gamin/

I don't see why you couldn't wrap it with a startup script so a list of
monitored files/directories could be added to /etc/rc.conf.

Hope that helps,
Greg
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