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I need a tool that monitors file changes in a specific folder even at attribute level. Anybody can recommend one?

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We are using iwatch for this task, which is also based on the inotify kernel features. Of course this only works on Linux, since you did not mention a specific operating system.

Watching for attribute changes would look like this:

iwatch -c script-to-run.sh -e attrib,modify /directory/to/watch

Iwatch can also send emails and has a good documentation for its features and usage.

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I think you are going to want to install inotify-tools. You can watch a file and get notified with the contents change, attributes are touched, etc.

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On windows there is this shareware: http://www.datamystic.com/filewatcher.html

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The best tool found so far is 'Watch 4 Folder', it allows to specify the folder to be monitored and all the status changes on the included files.

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