any "directory change notification" command line tools?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Tomasz Chmielewski, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. I'm looking for a tool which will monitor changes in a given directory
    (i.e. new file creation).

    When a new file is created in the directory, I would like to run my own
    script (obviously, with the name of the file as one of its parameters).

    Tool has to be able to work from command line (i.e. be usable without
    interaction, in a script).


    I think I'm looking for a tool supporting "directory change
    notification", for which I found some info on MSDN[1], but it is very
    low level info requiring programming.


    If someone is familiar with Linux - it has a subsystem called "inotify";
    if I used "inotifywait" program to trace changes to /tmp/1/ directory
    and created "some_file" file, I would see such output:

    /tmp/1/ CREATE some_file
    /tmp/1/ OPEN some_file
    /tmp/1/ MODIFY some_file
    /tmp/1/ MODIFY some_file
    /tmp/1/ MODIFY some_file
    /tmp/1/ CLOSE_WRITE,CLOSE some_file


    Is anyone familiar with a similar tool which could be used with Windows
    2003?


    [1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365261(VS.85).aspx
     
    Tomasz Chmielewski, Apr 5, 2009
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