[Tutor] python watchfolder as daemon

Hugo González Monteverde hugonz-lists at h-lab.net
Thu Nov 10 21:48:18 CET 2005

Hi, I do this all the time. I use a recipe, and import a daemon module.

The module is here:

in your script, just do

import daemon



Works like a charm.


Frank Hoffsümmer wrote:
> Hello all,
> I found this gem of a python recipe that allows me to monitor a hierarchy of
> folders on my filesystem for additions / changes / removals of files: 
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/215418
> I would like to monitor a folder hierarchy using this script but now I
> wonder what would be the best way to have this watchfolder script running at
> all times in the background?
> nohup python watchfolder.py myfolder &
> ? would that be suitable?? or is there a way to launch a process like that
> from python that detaches itself from the shell?
> what would be the best way, any insight or recommendation is very much
> appreciated
> thanks,
> -frank
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