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 +Tools needed:
 +<​code>​
 +sudo apt-get install inotify-tools
 +</​code>​
  
 +Example script:
 +<​file>​
 +inotifywait -mrq -e create -e modify -e delete -e attrib -e move ~/Maildir | while read file
 +do
 +  (notify-send "File updated in Maildir:"​ "​$file"&​)
 +done
 +</​file>​
 +
 +The script will watch the Maildir directory for file changes and send a notification to the desktop.
 +
 +To get all events just omit the event list:
 +<​file>​
 +inotifywait -r -m /​media/​usbdisk/​
 +</​file>​
 +
 +----
 +----
 +Source: http://​www.noah.org/​wiki/​Inotify,​_FAM,​_Gamin
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