Watcher is a daemon that watches specified files/folders for changes and fires commands in response to those changes. It is similar to incron, however, configuration uses a simpler to read ini file instead of a plain text file. Unlike incron it can also recursively monitor directories.
It's written in Python, making it easier to hack.
You need Python 2.7 and the pyinotify library.
In Ubuntu (and Debian) you can install these with:
sudo apt-get install python python-pyinotify python-argparse
See the provided
watcher.ini file for an example job configuration. The
config file should reside in
can also specify the path to the config file as a command line parameter
If you edit the ini file you must restart the daemon for it to reload the configuration.
Starting the Daemon
Make sure watcher.py is marked as executable:
chmod +x watcher.py
Start the daemon with:
Stop it with:
Restart it with:
If you don't want the daemon to fork to the background, start it with