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Sure. If you can write the script you want, you just need to make it executable and set it up as a cron job. Have a look at the crontab manual entry to find out how to execute a program every five minutes.
try to, use crontab (see man pages, or look in this forum, there should be some discusion about it)
or make in script infinitive loop with `sleep 300` command to wait 5minutes and do those commands You need.
There is also such thing as `FAM` it use fs notifications to track the creation of file (maybe also the changes of file, i dunno, i read today in mailing list about it )
Perl module using FAM can be found here http://search.cpan.org/author/JGLICK...lib/SGI/FAM.pm