Package request: fswatch

Brian Inglis
Tue Feb 14 02:47:00 GMT 2017

On Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:30:29 -0800, Gerald Burns wrote:
> Excuse me for being a total noob, but I'm unsure of how to reply to a
> mailing list.

Just Reply to List if your email client offers that, otherwise use Reply 
and specify the list email address as in your original post.

> Regarding xtail being the same as fswatch, I believe they are
> different. It sounds like xtail lets you physically see changes with
> your eyeballs, where as fswatch is the watcher and can notify other
> programs when changes occur.

Gives you the name and content so you have more info to decide what you 
want to do.

> In my particular scenario we have written a little script that uses
> fswatch to monitor a directory, and when any changes occur they are
> rsync'd to a remote server.

For that use case, fswatch may be a better choice.
You could just run an rsync command regularly in a cron job.

> Thanks, and sorry again if this is bad etiquette.

Breaks proper thread message header references.

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

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