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howtos:watch_filesystem_activity_with_inotify

Tools needed:

sudo apt-get install inotify-tools

Example script:

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

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:

inotifywait -r -m /media/usbdisk/


Source: http://www.noah.org/wiki/Inotify,_FAM,_Gamin

howtos/watch_filesystem_activity_with_inotify.txt · Last modified: 02/12/2018 20:34 by 127.0.0.1