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Monitoring filesystems events with inotify on Linux.

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  • Linux ≥ 2.6.13
  • Python ≥ 2.4 (including Python 3.x)


Get the current stable version from PyPI and install it with pip

# To install pip follow
$ sudo pip install pyinotify

Or install Pyinotify directly from source

# Choose your Python interpreter: either python, python2.7, python3.2,..
# Replacing XXX accordingly, type:
$ sudo pythonXXX install

Watch a directory

Install pyinotify and run this command from a shell:

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