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 machineA but not the other way around.
while true; do FILEPATH=$(ssh -i key.pem A@machineA "inotifywait -m -e close_write $REMOTE_WATCH_DIR --format '%w%f'") echo $FILEPATH done
In the above code, $FILEPATH is always empty.
If I don't place
-m then it will work, but just for one file. As mentioned in this problem: inotify not fast enough I need to handle multiple file changes too.
Any suggestions on how to make it work? I need to trigger inotify over multiple files in a remote shell and get back a list of files which were modified in the remote machine.