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GNU Direvent is a daemon that monitors file system directories for events, such as creating, deleting or modifying files. It can be configured to monitor different sets of directories for different events. When an event is detected, direvent calls an external program associated with it, supplying it with the information about the event and the location within the file system where it occured.

GNU Direvent provides an easy way to configure the system to react immediately if certain files undergo changes. This may be helpful, for example, to track changes in important configuration files.

The program aims to provide a uniform and system-independent command-level interface for file system events. The current version is known to work on GNU/Linux (kernels starting from v. 2.6.13) and BSD systems (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin).

Prior to becoming GNU project, the program was known as dircond. Its releases from that time can be found here.

Registration Date: Mon Dec 31 11:00:11 2012
License: GNU General Public License V3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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Version 5.3
     posted by gray, Thu Dec 30 09:18:02 2021 - 0 replies

Version 5.3 of direvent is available for download.

New in this version:

New event: "change"

The change event is implemented on GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. This event is delivered when a file was modified and closed. ...

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Version 5.2
     posted by gray, Sat Jul 13 16:50:45 2019 - 0 replies

Version 5.2 is available for download.
New in this version:

The path statement can refer to a regular file

Prior versions of direvent required the argument to the "path" statement to refer to an existing directory. This requirement is now ...

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GNU direvent 5.1
     posted by gray, Wed Jul 6 15:32:36 2016 - 0 replies

GNU direvent 5.1 is available for download.

Changes in this release:

  • Globbing patterns in #include statement
  • New watcher option shell
  • Include search path
  • New command line option -I (--include)

See the NEWS file entry for a detailed discussion.

Direvent 5.0
     posted by gray, Sat Sep 6 14:00:51 2014 - 0 replies

Direvent 5.0 -- a first GNU release of the package -- is available for download from the official GNU FTP, and from its
FTP home.

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