monitor a folder for file creation, how?
mwm at mired.org
Thu Jul 28 22:31:41 EDT 2005
fanbanlo <henryho at NO__SPAMM_.telus.net> writes:
> How do I monitor a folder for new file(s) creation?
> How to use thread to do a wait until a new file is 'detected'?
There's not a clean portable way to do this.
The portable way is to poll the update time of the folder at regular
intervals, and act when it changes. I did that for a Maildir mail
monitoring tool once, but can't seem to find the source now. Sorry.
The clean way depends on your platform. Most modern system have a
mechanism to get the kernel to notify you when a file/directory is
updated. But they are all different. Since you say "folder", I assume
you're on Windows - and I can't help you with this one.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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