I briefly introduce the incron file watching daemon, and give an example of how I use it.
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This is an open series in which Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share their Bash scripting knowledge and experience with the community. General programming topics and Bash commands are explored along with some tutorials for the complete novice.
Using the Incron file watching daemon
Check out the man page for incron and also this write-up by Nixcraft.
In your editor of choice, follow this syntax:
<path-to-watch> <event mask> command
Comment #1 posted on 2016-04-07T06:52:58Z by Ken Fallon
Installing this now
I want to monitor a FTP location and once new XML files are there, it triggers a parser to extract data and put it into a database. Which can then be queried over the web. Basically turning a file based interface into a web enabled one.
Great tip. Thanks.
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