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==== Pyinotify ====

Project URL: http://trac.dbzteam.org/pyinotify/


==== Dependancies ====

- Linux >= 2.6.13
- Python (CPython) >= 2.4
- Libc >= 2.4
- ctypes (already included with Python >= 2.5)
- Epydoc (optional, needed to generate docstrings)


==== Install ====

-> Install from the distributed tarball
    # Choose your Python interpreter: either python, python2.6, python3.0,..
    # Replacing XXX accordingly with your previous choice type:
    $ sudo pythonXXX setup.py install

-> OR install with "Easy Install" (currently seems to work only for Python2)
    $ wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
    $ sudo python ez_setup.py
    $ sudo easy_install pyinotify


==== Watch a directory ====

Install pyinotify and run this command from a shell:

    $ python -m pyinotify -v /my-dir-to-watch
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