Sentinel is a small VBScript that watches a given directory for changes in overall file size, and runs another program when a change is detected. It is intended to automate tasks such as web development; by specifying a file copy script as the action, files can automatically be transferred as soon as changes are made.
This will eventually be rewritten in something a little more robust and cross-platform compatible (i.e. Perl).
#Usage instructions usage: Sentinel.vbs directory action
directory: the directory to watch action: the script or program to execute when changes are detected.
#License Sentinel Licensed under the New BSD License
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