python program to watch a file - example.

Bengt Richter bokr at
Sun Sep 8 02:53:24 EDT 2002

On Sun, 8 Sep 2002 01:47:12 -0400, "Wayne R" <wayne at> wrote:

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>I am trying to write a python program that will run as a deamon and
>watch a file for data to arrive and then wake up and perform duties on
>that data.   I found ways to make a python program run as a deamon but I
>am at a loss to find anything related to watching a file for data so
>that it can then process the data.  I didn't really want to do a sleep
>loop or something like, I am sure there is a better way.
>Any ideas or links to more info?
Don't annoy people you want help from, for starters.
What system are you targeting? (Outlook in the headers says you're on windows
generating this abominable mix of actual message and useless cruft).

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Bengt Richter

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