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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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, ...