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what is “/sbin/init maybe-ubiquity” doing in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

I have a current problem with a server that goes incommunicado (or at least close to) due to lack of inotify watchers. When I look up the current usage i see that /sbin/init maybe-ubiquity is the ...
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Is there a method to allow Plex Media Server to automatically pick up file changes over NFS?

I've got a media library on a dedicated NAS device. My Plex server, running on Ubuntu 20.04, has this NAS mounted read-only as a folder using absolutely default options. Plex is supposed to have the ...
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Identify incomplete SFTP transfers

I'm writing a shell script which would use inotify to monitor certain directories for incoming SFTP uploads. When a client is done uploading a file, the file would be handed over to another script ...
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Don't send modify event to inotifywait if file is opened

I use VSC as an editor on Windows 10 Pro and want to sync to a remote server on file change. I installed WSL with a debian guest system If I run this script while inotifywait -r -e modify,create,...
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Dynamically Change Watch Directories for Inotify

Thanks for any help in advance! I have set up an inotifywait script to monitor some applications for configuration changes. I am globbing to create all of the directories to watch; however, if there ...
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inotifywait name space issue

I follow the "/ home" directory and its subdirectories with the bash script below. but when the directory names are blank, the script does not work correctly. #!/bin/bash inotifywait -m -r -e ...
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Does Windows file share (samba protocol) have an incremental API?

I'd like to query a windows share for "all files added/edited/removed since timestamp yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss" Does such a thing exist? The only thing I know of is inotify - is this the only option? ...
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Why is inotifywait -m running multiple times? (infinite loop)

I have a git post-receive script that looks like this: #!/bin/bash export GIT_WORK_TREE=/home/git/worktree mkdir -p $GIT_WORK_TREE while read oldrev newrev refname do # ensure the working copy ...
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rename or move on close_write?

I've been driving myself crazy trying to figure this out. inotifywait -m -r -e close_write --format '%?' folder How can I take the specific file that triggers this event and rename and then move it, ...
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Dropbox: Unable to monitor dropbox folder

I'm using Dropbox on an Arch Linux System. Everything worked fine for months now, until today. When running Dropbox from command line, it prints the error message: Unable to monitor entire Dropbox ...
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Recursively watch entire file system?

For a software project I need to watch file system events* of entire filesystems on linux, each of which easily consists of more than 200.000 directories. How can I achieve this? (I already got it ...
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List or update contents of a directory when modified (ie new file created or file deleted) to a text file

I use linux mint and I want a text file to reflect the changes of files in a directory, it should contain the names of files that exist in the directory and add newly created files automatically. I ...
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unison-fsmonitor fails on BashOnWindows

When running Unison on BashOnWindows, I receive the following error when trying to run in file watching mode: Fatal error: Filesystem watcher error: unexpected error 22 while adding a watcher The ...
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Detecting which command/script deleting your files using inotifywait

One of our application servers periodically deletes file inside : /home/test/data The problem is we still dont know which the script or command deleting the files so we trying to use inotifywait. We ...
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NFS /usr/share breaks Policykit beause of inotify support

I just tried moving some files including /usr/share to a NFS partition to save space when running many similar virtual machines. The configuration mostly works except when starting services I think ...
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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 find ...
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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?