seeking help with script writing
In another thread, Seeking tool to help with file download placement I learned that I need a script to do what I want to do.
(blush) I'm hate to admit that I need help writing such a script... My script writing skills are crusted in barnacles and rust, coupled with the march of new features since I was last engaged in scripting details. Someone please help?!
Here is the context:
I know that such a script might run as a daemon and crank every so often.
I can get similar results if it runs as a 'cron job'.
What I'd really like is some magic that launches the script whenever the contents of some folder gets modified. Does anyone know about that sort of magic?
What you want is the dnotify program.
Here is what my Linux Mint-12 workstation tells me:
I learn the following about 'inotify'
Can anyone steer me to the program that smallpond mentioned?
After more research into 'inotify' I learned there is a package inotify-tools in the DEB-package repositories.
This package adds the command-line utilities:
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