Package request: fswatch

Brian Inglis
Mon Feb 13 17:05:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-02-13 08:02, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> It looks like back in Sept. of 2015 fswatch added Windows support:
>> I wondered if anyone would like to take a stab at adding fswatch
>> to cygwin (since I'm totally new to it).
> Seems useful, and builds OOTB in Cygwin. It's limited in Windows in
> that it will only (recursively) watch directories, not files, and
> unfortunately the app doesn't warn you about that if you give it a
> file path instead of a directory path - it just does nothing. Still
> interesting.

Duplicates xtail which is a well known sysadmin tool used to watch a 
bunch of logs or files at once and works on directories and files 
(apt is alias for apt-cyg): 

$ apt show xtail
sdesc: "Extended tail that also works on truncated files and directories"
ldesc: "Watch the growth of files. It's like running a tail -f on
a bunch of files at once. It notices if a file is
truncated and starts from the beginning. You can specify
both filenames and directories on the command line. If
you specify a directory, it watches all the files in that
directory. It will notice when new files are created (and
start watching them) or when old files are deleted (and
stop watching them)."
category: Utils
requires: cygwin
version: 2.1-1
install: x86_64/release/xtail/xtail-2.1-1.tar.xz 31844 ...
source: x86_64/release/xtail/xtail-2.1-1-src.tar.xz 97960 ...

Windows console command openfiles /query /v shows open files.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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