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Trace access to a directory tree

Situation I have a directory /home/foo on a server, and I guess that it is not needed any more. Unfortunately nobody can tell me if this directory is still needed. Goal If this directory is still ...
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Why doesn't INotify work with `/etc/mtab` or `/proc/mounts`? [duplicate]

When I used INotify with /etc/mtab or /proc/mounts, it doesn't detect changes when things mount or unmount, even though /etc/mtab and /proc/mounts both have changed when I check manually. Why is this, ...
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Watch /tmp for file creation and prevent deletion of files? [duplicate]

I have a binary that creates some files in /tmp/*some folder* and runs them. This same binary deletes these files right after running them. Is there any way to intercept these files? I can't make the ...
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Set maximum number of processes started by incrond

I am using incrond to monitor a directory for incoming files. After each file arrives in the directory a python script is called to process it. A problem arises when the rate of incoming files is ...
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Allow one entry at a time in incron job?

I have a directory to monitor. When it is updated, I run some command via incron. When multiple files are copied in this directory, incron execute multiple commands at the same time. Is there any way ...
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Hook action on process creation

Is it possible to hook a script execution on each process creation? Essentially the equivalent of inotifywait to monitor disk activity but applied to the process table. It would be to allow to do an ...
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Prevent processing file until SCP transfer is finished

Large files are transferred to a server for processing. The server monitors a specific directory using incrond and when a new file is received the processing script is executed for that file. Because ...
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Get the event-related file name from inotifywait [duplicate]

I would like to set up inotifywait so that when an event, like a file in a directory is modified, occurs, I can run a command on that file. For example, if my file named style.css is modified and ...
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limit inotifywait output to n/sec

I have this inotifywait command watching a log file, once triggered runs some other code which takes 0.2s to complete. This works fine when the log is not being massively updated, but when there's ...
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How can I see file events of all processes matching those with keyword in path?

How can I see file events of all processes matching only those with keyword in path ? Here is my typical usecase. I'm investigating why Docker can't authorize with 3rd-party service using credentials ...
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convert a jpg file after being uploaded using inotifywait

First it is my first time writing a bash script so I apologize if this is trivial. I am trying to setup a watch so every time a jpg file is uploaded to a specific folder, it gets converted to webp ...
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Using Incrond Inotify but having issues with user groups/permissions

In the /etc/incron.allow I added both: root USER_1 Then I edited the incrontab so it looks like this: /var/www/laravel/public/js/main.js IN_MODIFY yui-compressor -o ...
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Kernel inotify watch limit reached

I'm currently facing a problem on a linux box where as root I have commands returning error because inotify watch limit has been reached. # tail -f /var/log/messages [...] tail: cannot watch ...
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Is there a way to use inotify on remote filesystems (specifically WebDAV)?

I have Box.com successfully mounted with davfs2 (webdav) to a local location. Now I am trying to trigger actions on files created and synced in the Webdav folder. Unfortunately this is not working. I ...
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“inotifywait” to watch several directories simultaneously

I want to trigger an action, when in one of my specified directories, a new file is created. I want to use inotifywait for this purpose. But the problem is that I don't know how to use inotifywait to ...
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recursive inotify doesn't notice subdirectories created by mkdir -p when creating multiple levels at once

I was doing some testing and ran inotifywait --recursive --monitor dirname then created multiple levels of subdirectories under dirname: mkdir -p dirname/a/b/c inotifywait only reported on the ...
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Understanding inotifywait, pipes and buffers

I want to monitor every file change in a directory with inotifywait. inotifywait shall write to a FIFO buffer, which then can be read, leisurely. While experimenting with relatively huge amounts of ...
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How to make PDF viewer responsive to changes in Debian

I have a fresh Debian 8.1 installation and am trying to make its usability feel like OSX. I run xelatex document.tex && evince document.pdf & but it only successfully runs xelatex and ...
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incrontab reports modifying a file that doesn't exists

I have created this incrontab entry: /tmp IN_ALL_EVENTS /home/me/changes.sh $@/$# $% and this script (changes.sh): #!/bin/bash echo "file $1 changed(flgs: $2)" >> /home/me/changes.log ...
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Httpd : no space left on device

I am using Fedora 17 and over the last few days I am having an issue with my system. Whenever I try to start httpd it shows me: Error: No space left on device When I execute systemctl status ...
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Using inotifywait along with vim

I have simple script that monitors file for changes and rsyncs it with remote copy: #!/bin/bash while inotifywait -e close_write somefile do rsync somefile user@host.domain:./somefile done It ...
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Execute CURL command only once in script?

To explain a little, I am currently monitoring a folder for any changes and when changes are detected it simply uploads the detected files to my server via rsync. This is working without any issues : ...
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Problem with inotify-wait as daemon

I have been running inotify-wait on my ftp server in byobu to monitor a folder, move data, and send email notifications for a few months without problems. Since I started this I have added 3 more ...
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How to create a fake inotify event on debian?

I have a dedicated box running minidlna on Debian sourcing media files from a shared cifs drive. When I add a new file to the share not using the midia box, minidlna does not recognize the new files ...
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Is it possible to create a non-empty file without write_close and rename event?

The reason why I am asking is because I'm using iwatch (not to confuse with a gadget device) to watch for filesystem events (in my case - file creation/renaming). What I cannot explain is this log: ...
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inotifywait invalid option -d (daemon)

I'm trying to run inotifywait as daemon by this command: root@server:/# inotifywait -mrd -e delete -e delete_self -e create -e moved_from -e moved_to /path -o /tmp/path.log But I'm getting this ...
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Higher-level wrapper for entr or inotifywait

I'm looking for a way to rerun a specific command as soon as any of the files in a subdirectory (perhaps minus selected excludes) changes. Use case I'm working on a project that is self-contained in ...
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tail -f produces no output in Ubuntu live CD

For some test I start Ubuntu Live from USB. I'm trying to use tail command to show debug log, but it doesn't work. I also test opening two terminals (t1, t2) with this code: t1: touch a t2: ...
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Bash script to detect uploaded files triggers many times for one file

I have a simple bash script setup that uses the built-in inotify daemon running CentOS 6.6. The script will simply echo the file that is upload to a specific directory. The script works but it echos ...
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Execute command after inotifywait established watches

Inside shell script (test.sh) I have inotifywait monitoring recursively some direcotry - "somedir": #!/bin/sh inotifywait -r -m -e close_write "somedir" | while read f; do echo "$f hi"; done When I ...
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Use inotify to detect what FTP user changes a file for revision history?

I've set up inotify using incron to detect if a file in the web root is changed. I'm using the triggers IN_MODIFY and IN_MOVED_TO and when it triggers, a bash script copies the file to a specific ...
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Killing a shell script running in background

I have written a shell script to monitor a directory using the inotifywait utility of inotifyt-tools. I want that script to run continuously in the background, but I also want to be able to stop it ...
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Who's consuming my inotify resources?

After a recent upgrade to Fedora 15, I'm finding that a number of tools are failing with errors along the lines of: tail: inotify resources exhausted tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to ...
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Use inotifywait to move file when it loads in dropbox folder

I'm trying to find a way to immediately move a file to another folder as soon as it appears in my dropbox on CentOS. I have scoured the internet for some clues but I can't get any further than the ...
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inotifywait to monitor shared directory on laravel homestead

I need to watch a directory that is shared on a network for new files. I used inotifywait from inotify-tools and it is great except when the file is added from the other place. For example: I am ...
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Why doesn't inotifywatch detect changes on added files?

I'm trying to monitor my /tmp folder for changes using inotifywatch: sudo inotifywatch -v -r /tmp After creating couple of files (touch /tmp/test-1 /tmp/test-2), I'm terminating inotifywatch (by ...
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inotifywait - get old and new file name when renaming

I'm looking for a reliable way to detect renaming of files and get both old and new file names. This is what I have so far: COUNTER=0; inotifywait -m --format '%f' -e moved_from,moved_to ./ | while ...
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How can I detect a user login programmatically? [duplicate]

I am developing a small daemon program which needs to run some instructions when a user logs onto the system (all kinds of logins included). In order to do so, I want my program to be woken up ...
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inotifywait - no events triggered [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 17 - Xfce desktop. I want to write a simple bash script to encrypt/decrypt files using gpg. I want to encrypt a specific file whenever it is closed/saved. But inotifywait gets ...
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Can inotify be used to watch for a specific file to be created without monitoring the entire directory?

I want to be notified when a specific filename is created. I'm looking at inotify. The IN_CREATE flag is available for monitoring a directory for any changes within it, but I'd prefer not to monitor ...
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inotify and rsync on large number of files

I am using inotify to watch a directory and sync files between servers using rsync. Syncing works perfectly, and memory usage is mostly not an issue. However, recently a large number of files were ...
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Will incron's IN_CREATE event give me a blank file?

I want to monitor a directory for new files, which will be created by another process. I plan to use incrod to do this. I am not interested in reacting to changes in files, as the files should never ...
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How do I use inotify or named pipes over SSHFS?

Thanks sshfs magic, I can mount my home dir from a remote server with sshfs user@server:/home/user ~/remote Optimistically, I thought I'd set a local inotify-hook on ~/remote/logFile (in the sshfs ...
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inotify does not work with linux kernel 3.4.11

I have a Linux running with kernel 3.4.11. I tried to run inotify-tools, but it does not work (in fact it does not detect the file changes). I checked the .config file of Linux kernel and I found ...
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Using inotify to monitor a directory but not working 100%

I have written a bash script to monitor a particular directory /root/secondfolder/: #!/bin/sh while inotifywait -mr -e close_write "/root/secondfolder/" do echo "close_write" done When I ...
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How does fsnotify setting affect system performance?

Occasionally a software package I install complains that the default fsnotify setting is far too low for decent performance. Intellij IDEA or crashplan are two examples. They suggest using fsnotify ...
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Why Inotify is unable to add watch

I have been trying to install teamviewer on RHEL 6 machine. The installation went fine. When I try to run teamviewer, it terminates immediately after showing the GUI. I went to ...
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mutt: automatically show new mesages

When I have mutt opened, I don't see new emails until I press a key, for example arrow down. Then new emails appear. Is there a way for mutt do recognize that new email has arrived, and display the ...
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inotifywait different action on file or dir

I'm trying to make a inotifywait script take different actions for files vs folders if it sees a close_write flag being raised in the watched directory, but cannot seem to get the checks working. In ...
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using inotify to monitor access to a file

I would like to have a trigger and when a particular file is accessed by some process, I would like to be notified (i.e. a script should be run). If I understand correctly, this could be achieved with ...