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hpr2003 :: Using the Incron file watching daemon

I briefly introduce the incron file watching daemon, and give an example of how I use it.

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Using the Incron file watching daemon

Check out the man page for incron and also this write-up by Nixcraft.

basic usage:

incrontab -e

In your editor of choice, follow this syntax:

<path-to-watch> <event mask> command



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Comment #1 posted on 2016-04-07 06:52:58 by Ken Fallon

Installing this now

I want to monitor a FTP location and once new XML files are there, it triggers a parser to extract data and put it into a database. Which can then be queried over the web. Basically turning a file based interface into a web enabled one.

Great tip. Thanks.

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