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Old 11-06-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
Daddyfix
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How to Monitor a Directory


Does anyone know of a way to monitor a directory instead of using a cron job?

I have an external source sending me hockey pool statistics via ftp into a certain folder automatically every few days or so and I want to know if there is a way to trigger a PHP script to run when the user has disconnected.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 11-07-2005, 07:02 AM   #2
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Is there any particular reason why you don't want to use cron jobs? As far as I can tell, it seems that any other solution would require a process to be constantly looking at the directory - which would undoubtedly use up more resources. Besides, such a process would probably check the directory, put itself to sleep for a bit, then check again, so it'd even be acting in a similar fashion.
 
  


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