Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Thursday 17 Jan 2013


This program is an "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.

apt-get install incron

sudo adduser thomas incron

If /etc/incron.allow exists only users listed here may use incron. Otherwise if /etc/incron.deny exists

The user table rows have the following syntax (use one or more spaces between elements):

\<path> \<mask> \<command>


\<path> is a filesystem path (each whitespace must be prepended by a backslash) \<mask> is a symbolic (see inotify.h; use commas for separating symbols) or numeric mask for events \<command> is an application or script to run on the events

The command may contain these wildcards:

\$\$ - a dollar sign \$@ - the watched filesystem path (see above) \$# - the event-related file name \$% - the event flags (textually) \$& - the event flags (numerically)

/etc/somefile IN_CLOSE_WRITE mail...

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