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Execute command when a file changes

I have a scenario where I am uploading .csv files to a specific folder, /tmp/data_upload, every day, and the old files are replaced by the new one. I need to run a Python script once the data is ...
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Alert when a daemon stops writing in log file after some seconds

I need to send an alert if one daemon (linux) stops writing in his log file. This dameon not work properly and it not write any when shutdown. I am using an inotify for watch this problem. I see ...
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Inotify does not work on EFS (remote filesystem)

I tried to use inotify notifications, to check for filesystem events, but it does not work. no file-system vent notifier worked. Is there any inotify utility available for remote file system like EFS,...
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INotify: Treatment of bulk moves vs. individual files

Our environment is making use of inotify events for the purpose of triggering file transfers, but with our lab being a closed environment it is difficult to replicate inbound streaming file writes. ...
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Requirement for sftp file upload event

I have user who will manually upload file on server using SFTP, what I need that server or any application which can trigger after successful upload in particular directory. Server is Linux server. I ...
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How to reload httpd service on changes automatically using Supervisord?

I am working in a Docker container that so far have the following ready to go: CentOS 6 (latest, I think is 6.9) Apache 2.2.15 (latest on CentOS6 repositories) PHP 5.3.3 (latest on CentOS6 ...
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rsync two large storage servers

We have two large storage servers (+100TB), one runs on ZFS the other one runs XFS, we intent to use the XFS as our work server and use the ZFS as the backup server (snapshots <3). Now the problem ...
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Inotify & Rsync - Don't move files before download is completed

I am using a local website which downloads files to my server. Using an Inotify daemon I'm listening for file changes in a specific folder (the one I am downloading to) and executing a script which ...
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Inotify/iwatch cannot see when more files created at the same time

I would need a script that can check files when they are getting uploaded/created on the server. I wrote the script that checks, but I would like to make it run when a create event happens. I tried ...
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How to watch for arrivng files if inotifywait unavailable? [closed]

I have a directory that gets written to when other machines send files via FTP. I want to put something in place that notices when files arrive and if their file name contains a particular substring (...
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Bash script as daemon on debian

i have a short script in bash, which need to run as daemon on background. It's based on inotifywait, which should wait for changes on specified folder and in case of any changes it should runs copy ...
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Deny deletion after SFTP upload

I'd like to prevent users from deleting files they have uploaded to my sftp server. I know I could set up a solution of my own using inotify/dnotify (or pam hook) and lsof which triggers a script to ...
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prevent proftpd to rename directoy on create

description: I asked a question in stackoverflow (Link to question) about how FTP server works in data channel, I did not get my answer,however I find out that there are several FTP server, My server ...
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How do “correctly” sync millions of files with rsync and inotify?

Assume I have 1 million files, the file list would be something like 20MB. If I add just one file, inotify will tell rsync to transfer the file list and the new file. My network is not good and I ...
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inotifywait invalid option -d (daemon) [closed]

I'm trying to run inotifywait as daemon by this command: root@server:/# inotifywait -mrd -e delete -e delete_self -e create -e moved_from -e moved_to /path -o /tmp/path.log But I'm getting this ...
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Running inotifywait on startup of machine

I want to start this inotifywait script on startup of the machine, in order to monitor the folders from the moment of booting: #!/bin/bash while inotifywait -r -e modify,attrib,close_write,move,...
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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: dir="/...
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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 [closed]

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 WATCHED_DIR="/var/www/html/...
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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 to ...
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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/ /var/...
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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 ...