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Old 07-01-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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detecting usb media from within a c program

developing a c application that must be able to detect when a usb drive has been inserted. What is the best way to do this. it almost appears I need to know the name of the media that is to be inserted before I can access it, this won't work. How do I detect it, find it and access it?
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You can use udev. Either change the rule for USB flash devices, or make a rule for all USB flash devices. You can also monitor for system calls. Or, you can use libudev. See:
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Maybe try something like this that calls your app.
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thanks for the help - I was able to solve my problem with a mash up of stuff from everywhere, I just had no idea where to look to start.


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