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Re: inotify-enabled apps [was: inotail]



On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 18:01 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 12:49:48PM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
>  > http://incron.aiken.cz/
>  > 
>  > 1. About
>  > This program is the "inotify cron" system. It consists of a daemon and a 
>  > table manipulator. You can use it a similar way as the regular cron. The 
>  > difference is that the inotify cron handles filesystem events rather 
>  > than time periods.
> 
> That sounds bizarre. Why would it need to poll for file changes at all?
> It would be more logical if crontab(1) told crond that modifications were
> made after it gets run.

I don't think it's a cron replacement.  It's similarity to cron is that
it's a daemon that invokes another program based on a config file.

Where it differs is that cron starts programs when a specified time is
reached.  This daemon starts a program when a specified file is
modified.

-Toshio

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