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Old 07-15-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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How to automatically Copying file to other destination as soon as it is created


How to automatically Copying file to other destination as soon as it is created
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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It would be useful to supply more information about what it is you want to do, but here are some suggestions.
Your best bet would be a custom shell script and the use of the cron facility. Cron will run a script as many times as you ask it to, at regular intervals.
The content of the shell script, which is basically just a series of commands in an executable file, depends on whether you are copying the file to a filesystem destination or another system destination.
This is a sketchy answer, but the question was sparse on details. Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Well you got my attention.
Little less sketchy would be of interest
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Don't see how it can be copied at the instant of Creation unless it is created by a Script that creates it in all desired locations at the completion of creation
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obviously, if the directory where the file is to be intitially created is a known entity and is going to be empty at the time of the File Creation, the a script intiated by cron every second or what everm could do a cp file /X folowed by cp file /Y and finally followed by mv file /Z to clean up the initial directory preparatory to creation of the next file
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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Let's see:
a) you can create a new (empty) file with the touch command.
b) you can create a new file with the cp command (the copy didn't exist beforehand).
c) you can create a new file with the mv command (the renamed file didn't exist beforehand).
d) you can create a new file with any of several text editors.
e) you can create a new file with any of several wordprocessors and page-setup applications.

Each has it's own means of creating new files.

You would need a daemon to watch for the creation of new files and make copies of said files elsewhere. The daemon would need a set of rules to guide it: create new files if created by certain applications, but ignore new files resulting from package installation.

The problem as stated is much too broad for an easy answer.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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the cleaner way would be to use inotify
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...l-inotify.html
 
Old 07-16-2008, 05:11 AM   #6
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Does INOTIFY or dnotify take lots of resources
 
Old 07-16-2008, 06:25 AM   #7
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Hi,

Why not change the original program to place the file(s) in the correct location in the first place?
Like others have already stated: the info given is to sparse to give a good answer.
 
  


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