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Inplace modification of incron monitored files

I have samba share where users create video files, i need to stripe audio tracks from that video files and rsync new files to remote folder. I monitor the samba share with CLOSE_WRITE option, to strip ...
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I want to execute a file every time a file changes

I have a python script that automatically ends after X amount of runs, at the start of the program it sets the value of restart.txt to 0 using this code. restart = open("restart.txt", "w") restart....
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Ignore new directories when using inotifywait to watch for new files

I'm using inotifywait to watch for new files. I would like to ignore new directories though. I can't seem to get anything to work. Here is what I'm using: #!/bin/sh MONITORDIR1="/hdd_1/path/to/dir" ...
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Continuously detect new file(s) with inotify-tools within multiple directories recursively

I just installed inotify-tools. I would like to continuously detect new file(s) with notify-tools within multiple directories recursively, and send an email using postfix. I can probably handle the ...
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Other ways to increase max open files?

I have an application which keeps giving me the following error. tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to polling: Too many open files I have already followed all the advice I've been able to ...
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How to know which file or inode triggered a systemd.path unit?

Systemd offers unit files whom control monitoring of a certain path trough inotify: systemd.path(5). If a file or directory is modified in the watched path the corresponding systemd.service(5) is ...
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In Linux, how do I run a program when a non-existing file inside a certain directory is attempted read?

I have a partition on a hard drive that is encrypted with dm-crypt using a passphrase. What I want to do is have a password prompt pop up when some program tries to read a file within this partitions ...
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How do I configure fsnotify's queue size/watch limit on OSX?

Note: This might be a StackOverflow question, since it's about something that's only accessible via the internal API on OSX, but I'm posting it here since it seems to be more about using a tool that's ...
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How to get current number of opened inotify watches?

My system is CentOS. I'm trying to get this by listing fs.inotify variables via sysctl call (sysctl fs.inotify), but didn't found anything useful, only variables to specify limits.
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inotitfywait list accessed files (once) no duplicates

I am sure this is a simple question but i just cannot figure it out. List all files that (in any way) trigger an event defined in inotifywait. My command is: inotifywait -m -c -r $PWD > /tmp/file....
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How to clear orphaned watch descriptors of inotify

After creating a file descriptor by calling inotify_init() I add thousands of watches to the inotify instance(hope it is right to call that so). My questions is if my program crashes what happens to ...
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Watch Filesystem in Real Time on OS X and Ubuntu

I'm looking for a CLI tool which will watch a directory and spit out the names of files that change in real time. some_watch_command /path/to/some/folder | xargs some_callback I'm aware of inotify ...
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inotify or equivalent on CIFS mount?

I'm trying to use incron or inotifywait on a CIFS share but it seems that inotify does not work with such mounts (cf. http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux-cifs-client/2009-April/004319.html). Is there ...
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Help with Watch Directory Script

First, I should note that I am pretty new to writing scripts, but I know my way around ubuntu well enough that I don't mind getting my hands dirty... I have a small script, which does a simple ...
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Monitor /sys partition for changes

inotify doesnt work on /sys and /proc file systems. So how can I monitor a /sys partition file without polling?