Detect File System changes

Kent Johnson kent at
Fri Dec 23 14:35:14 CET 2005

Lukas Meyer wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to detect changes in a directory. E.g if someone crates a
> file, i'll execute another function on this file.
> I tried to solve this by creating a loop that permanently checks the
> contents of this directory with os.listdir() and compares it with the
> one before. But this isn't really working properly.
> Can anyone give me a hint to get this working?

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