inotify is a Linux kernel subsystem that works to expand filesystems to notice changes to the filesystem, and report those changes to applications.

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Is it possible to see old notifications?

I recently changed some settings in my inotify configuration so that phpstorm would be able to index my files better(I think?). Now my dropbox installation is on the fritz. It can't scan through my ...
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Evince is no longer auto-reloading documents. How can I troubleshoot this?

Evince (the pdf viewer) used to reload my .pdf files after I compiled them in LaTeX. However, this behavior has recently stopped to the point where I have to manually reload Evince (control + R) to ...
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Inotifywait is moving multiple ffmpeg segments instead of one at a time

I have come to a dead end looking for a solution on my own and will ask for your help please.... Thanks for all info you may have.... I capture 30 second segments of video and write to a folder in ...
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How to run a script when a directory is changed by another user?

I know has been a bit of discussion about topics similar to this. But here is what I am basically trying to do. I have a watch directory called watched and whenever a file is added to that directory, ...
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Internal Differences Between File deleted from GUI and CLI

I am using inotify system call for watching one of my file for all the events (delete,modify etc). But When I deleted file from GUI, no notification was fired. Whereas when I deleted file from CLI ...
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How to log access to a specific folder and changes in its contents?

I need to track folder access time, and want to know what changes are made to it. How do I trigger those events? Is there a way to run a specific .sh file when the folder is opened?
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How refresh page when locale file is modified with firefox?

I work on a litle javascript project, each time I modifie something in my javascript file, i need to reload the page (CTRL + R), it's very painful ! I have find a commande line for refresh Konqueror ...
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Folder Action for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a question concerning Ubuntu folder action , I need a script to notify me when a file is add to a folder or the folder changes , is there any possibility for that. I found some articles ...
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How do I get the filename from inotifywait events?

So I'm doing a simple inotifywait loop to watch for changes in a Bootstrap directory: while inotifywait -r -q --format %w bootstrap/; do echo "something happened" [[ $filename == *.js ]] ...
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help cannot change inotify watch number because file cant be over written

so I'm trying to start using lsyncd for a more up to date backup system. the problem that i have run into is that the directory that i have to backup contains more than 250,000 items and i would like ...
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inotify in a remote shell and get the output back

My problem is very similar this one: inotify not fast enough Except I am running inotify in a remote shell. I need to monitor for file change on machineA from machineB. machineB has ssh access to ...
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How do I fix a “Can't access Dropbox folder” error?

I'm having a rather strange problem with Dropbox that started a few weeks ago. Dropbox will stop syncing with the message "Can't access Dropbox folder", and refuse to sync until I reboot. I've tried ...
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How to use inotifywait in a non-blocking way and mail the results?

I've tried several times to test my script, but with no success. This is the script: zenity --question --text "my text" if [ $? -eq 1 ]; then zenity --warning --text "my text" else ping -n ...
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How can I tell if I am out of inotify watches?

I use an application that consumes inotify watches. I've already set fs.inotify.max_user_watches=32768 in /etc/sysctl.conf but last night the application stopped indexing unless I ran it manually, ...