Daemon what detects file changing

  • Posted September 9, 2014

I’m looking for some daemon what looks at some folder and makes notification if files was changed there


Assuming that you have a Linux distro, you want to be looking @ the inotify CLI tools (inotifywait and inotifywatch) and create sh scripts around them. There is also a PHP interface for inotify as well if you want to go in that direction.

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Hi Dmgorp,

In Linux systems, you can use incron, which is a crontab scheduler acting on files and directories modifications . This tool can be used just as a cron job (editing with incrontab -e), and manages the following events :

IN_ACCESS File was accessed (read) (*)
IN_ATTRIB Metadata changed (permissions, timestamps, extended attributes, etc.) (*)
IN_CLOSE_WRITE File opened for writing was closed (*)
IN_CLOSE_NOWRITE File not opened for writing was closed (*)
IN_CREATE File/directory created in watched directory (*)
IN_DELETE File/directory deleted from watched directory (*)
IN_DELETE_SELF Watched file/directory was itself deleted
IN_MODIFY File was modified (*)
IN_MOVE_SELF Watched file/directory was itself moved
IN_MOVED_FROM File moved out of watched directory (*)
IN_MOVED_TO File moved into watched directory (*)
IN_OPEN File was opened (*)

Hope this could help,


– rustx

it’s that I looked for. Thanks