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how to watch certain directories based on pattern for changes (inotify)

Is there any way that i can watch a whole /home directory in cpanel, and in case any directory in it with name ".spam" has certain event triggered on it, take action against it? (run a script). ...
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Why inotify-tools has different log format with the same config?

inotify config: /usr/bin/inotifywait -e modify \ -mrq --timefmt %a-%b-%d-%T --format '%w%f %T' \ /var/www/ | while read file; do echo "$file " >> /var/log/inotify.log ...
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How to monitor and list modified files server wide for brief periods of time?

I would like to, from time to time, enable server-wide file monitoring that will show me all files being modified, updated and created while I have it running and thus simply spewing forth a list of ...
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Use inotifywait and lftp to synchronize servers

I have two servers: Server A (CentOS), where people can upload files to (upload root is /files) Server B (Win 2008), with FileZilla FTP Server (FTP root is C:\content) I want that whenever a file ...
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Permission denied for root to change inotify max_user_watches, how solve this?

As root in a CentOs 6.4 server I got this error in an application: Fri May 16 01:45:23 2014 Error: Terminating since out of inotify watches. Consider increasing /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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inotify and rsync on large number of files

I am using inotify to watch a directory and sync files between servers using rsync. Syncing works perfectly, and memory usage is mostly not an issue. However, recently a large number of files were ...
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monitor a directory with a shell script

I'm looking for shell command like the kernel's inotify function. Is there a command that will monitor a directory, that could be used like this: while [ 1 ]; do name-of-monitor-program . ...
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nohup create multiple process

I am using nohup for the script run inotify command, because inotify stop when I exit from terminal so I want the script to run on background. so I run the script like this nohup /path/to/script.sh ...
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Tomcat error checker using bash

Can someone shed me some light, point me in the right direction? I want to create a script in bash that will checks exceptions in the logs during the startup of Tomcat app. This script should be able ...
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inotify in bash script doesn't work with ldapadd command

I have written a bash script which detects if a .ldif file has been written into a directory and if written, executes an ldapadd command and then deletes that file. The scripts is as follows: ...
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Run inotifywait in background

I tried literally ALL ways to get this script running in the background (as startup script, as daemon, etc.). The problem is that this script works in the terminal, but not in the background: ...
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Identify when a TCP socket is opened with inotify

As the title suggests, is there a way of being notified of recently opened sockets using inotify/inotify-tools? As far as I can tell inotify only works with inodes and specifically testing if those ...
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I want to save events or logs grabbed using Inotify to a file

I need your help - using Inotify I am watching a directory for the changes like create, delete, rename and move. I want these event to be logged in a file and I want to run Inotify as a service.
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How to check which processes are deleting files without using inotify or auditd? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out which processes are deleting files from a specific directory on my CentOS server. I looked at inotify, but all this does is to tell me how many file deletions are occurring; ...
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Code promotion plan from dev to live for wordpress

We are having wordpress multi-site and the developers do there development on dev server, We are not using any version control for wordpress development, I need some plan so we can move the site from ...
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Monitor file changes showing file contents changed

My question is similar to Find out which process is changing a file , but i need something more. inotify only tells about few events on a file, Auditd also just gives us pid which did something to ...
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inotifywait usage and exclude

I want to monitor special path to any event of create or modified files recursively in it via inotifywait but I don't know what's my problem is. I have some folders that I want to exclude. watchpath ...
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synchronization between two (or more) file servers : block open files to avoid conflicts

"Short version": When a user opens a file on a local share, other users can open only in read-only, until it is closed. I want this to be true for the remote copy of the file: read-only when the local ...
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inotifywait not reacting

I have a very simple script to log when new files are created, in fact, for test purposes I told it to watch for any event. #!/bin/sh ...
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Setting up inotify (incron) to monitor several directories using asterisk

I am trying to create an entry in /etc/incron.d/ that'd monitor all changes done under the following directories: /var/www/virtualhosts/dev.anuary.com/*/*/public/css Now, I assume this should be as ...
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inotify support not available

Im getting a tailwatch error that I think I have traced down to this from my error logs inotify support not available (Linux::Inotify2 missing or non-functional) Have no idea what this is or how ...
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Install inotify-tools on a shared host

I'm looking to install inotifytools, for the inotifywait package on a web host. I have ssh (but no root access). When I try to install it, it doesn't show any obvious errors, but doesn't have any ...
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How can I exclude PATTERN from inotify/incron

I'm using incron to watch for events in a directory but I want to exclude some subdirectory or some filename PATTERNS. Is there a way I can do this elegantly?
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Cross-server file mirroring with minimal latency

Platform: Ubuntu 10.04 x86. We have a HTTP server (nginx, but that is not relevant) which serves some static content. Content is (rarely) uploaded by content-managers via SFTP, but may be changed / ...
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how to make pyinotify to run a program on any modification over a file?

I have to watch for any input given to or any changes that made in the present content over a file, upon any modification i need to run a python program which is located in the same folder. I tried ...
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Automatic file revision on upload

I need to create a secure remote connection to a couple of files (SFTP, WebDAV/HTTPS,…). Users need to connect and edit those files by downloading->editing->uploading-replacing or, even better, by ...
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Event triggered backup systems — what are my options?

Background - I work in a corporate environment where files on network shares are constantly being modified. Created, deleted, overwritten. Of course with hundreds of users, you can imagine the odd ...
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Can I patch a tiny part of the kernel without recompiling?

I'm using inotify for a project, and desperately require the functionality provided by this patch: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/758183 Can I apply this patch to my existing Linux ...
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inotify or similar on centos

I need to get alerted when a new directory or sub directory is created within the root directory that I am monitoring. The alert has to be triggered to a PHP file. How do I do this on CentOS? Is ...
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Question About inotifywait

Here is an example shell script I'm looking at implementing using inotify: inotifywait -mrq -e close_write -e create -e delete -e move /var/www | while read file; do rsync -av /var/www1/ ...
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lsync, unison or some other inotify auto-syncing tool..?

I have an app farm which generates thumbnails and makes them available to a web server farm using nfs. However the performance is so poor so I am going to make a local copy of the files on each web ...
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Automatically run a command every time a file is changed

Each time I make some changes to a file and save, I'd like a command to run. I can set up a Ruby script that could monitor the file and run the command as I'd like, but it occurs to me that there ...
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How to find out what files an installer (rpm, deb) created?

I need to find out all the file system modifications an installer did. Most likely the installed package is an rpm or deb, but an app could of course be simply copied over or compiled and installed ...
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Monitoring what files are changed

Is there a way in linux (possibly using Inotify?) to "log" what files are edited, live?
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How to automatically run a script when the contents of a directory changes in Linux?

I want to automatically run a script whenever new files are copied into a particular directory. In other words, is there a way in Linux to "watch" a directory for changes and then run something in ...
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How do you know your current number of inotify parameters (queued_events, user_watches, user_intances) in Linux?

I know how to get/set max values for these parameters with /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_* files, but I want to know what is the current value...
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Would this kind of monitoring solution be feasible?

I am wondering if it would be of any help if some kind of tools that does filesystem monitoring (i.e inotify-tools) would be modified in order to monitor/report back through ssh. Would it help ...
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How do I get inotify-like event notifications from an NFS server?

AFAIK, the Linux implementation of NFS doesn't support inotify-like event notification from the server-side -- is there a workaround, patch, or alternative solution that can produce the same data?