My mission is to check if someone changed my directory. I have path to the directory. In the first time I need to print "hello", and on the following times I need to check if there are files that deleted or created between this call to the path and the last time. If files are changed I need to print message: "file ____ created" or "file _____ deleted" (change name is equal to delete and create other file).

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    And... what is your question, then? Please bear in mind that U&L is not a script writing service. – countermode Nov 11 '16 at 14:17

You could use the following command for inspecting files creation and deletion:

~/bin/notify.sh echo "hello"

from the following script based on inotify-tools package.

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# file: bin/notify.sh <cmd>

ACTION=$(echo "%f_____ %e")
while inotifywait -qre create -qre delete --format "$ACTION" $DIR

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