[lug] Polling a file under linux
rob at pangalactic.org
Mon Apr 21 13:54:14 MDT 2003
Michael D. Hirsch wrote:
>You might want to check out FAM. It is a library that does exactly that.
>The blurb says:
> FAM helps make GUI tools more usable by notifying them when the files
> they're interested in are created, modified, executed, and removed.
>but it works for any system interested in a file.
FAM does everything you say... and as a free bonus it will bring a
network to its knees should some of those files be mounted via NFS. At
least that was my experience with just a few SGI workstations on a
10baseT network a few years back. Nothing like shipping an OS with its
own DDoS tool build right in, and running by default. ;-)
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