Monitor a folder

C. P. mefistos at
Thu May 26 12:50:32 GMT 2005

what happens if a "changed" file is open? wouldnt be necesary to check it 
before firing rsync? lsof +D?

carlos pantelides

> > Thus, my question is; can Rsync monitor a folder or filesystem for
> > changes and perform it's synchronization when changes occur as opposed
> > to being "cron'd" to run at specified intervals?
>No it can't.
>But whenever I need to monitor a folder for changes I just write a simply 
>low priority script which looks for changes to the contents and then runs a 
>Rsync on it.
>In Windows I simply do a DIR of the folder contents and save this to a 
>file. Then the script compares it again.
>Easy to do this with a BASH script loop I would have thought?

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