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I am studying git and how it works with file system. I installed application called terminator, which allows me to open multiple terminals. I want to run git commands at the left terminal and want to see at right terminal real time updates of file system. How it is possible?

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By "real time updates" do you mean modifications in existing files, creation/deletion of files, both or something else? – jackweirdy Dec 1 '12 at 19:20
yes, creation and deletion of files, I would prefer something that looks like a tree. – Viacheslav Kondratiuk Dec 2 '12 at 9:57
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You can use the watch command for that. In the default setting it executes the trailing command every 2 seconds. The time can be specified with -n.

To use it to monitor your filesystem you may either use ls -1 (if you want to see only one directory) or find (if you also want to watch subdirectories) as the command.

To check for changes in /tmp and all of its subdirectories in (near)real time execute watch -n 0.1 find /tmp. An interval of 0.1 seconds is the fastest, watch can go and should be sufficient for any human. And I assume you are human, aren't you?

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You give me a clue, but I found tree command, which prints file system snapshot like a tree. – Viacheslav Kondratiuk Dec 2 '12 at 10:12
Glad I could help :) – sumpfomat Dec 12 '12 at 17:40

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