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Old 06-24-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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Automator for linux?

Is there anything for linux that works like the automator on mac?

I need to have a program or script automatically upload my webpage files as changes are made to them. I was told automator can do this.
Old 06-24-2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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Most mainstream Linux distributions come with or have available just about every scripting language known to man: perl, tcl, python, ruby, php, rexx, bash... All are quite capable of performing the task you mention.
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Definitely, you could use crontab to invoke a script to compare filesize with the last known filesize -- if a change is detected then do: action.

It'd be possible in bash, python, perl, and tcl
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I know I can do it as a cron job, but thanks for trying to help. I need a program or script to be constantly scanning a folder so when I save a file, it automatically uploads. Sorta like Dreamweaver does when you click save to a website. I need this so I can efficiently code a website. I hate to be writing the code, uploading it to the website via ftp, then checking if my code worked if there is a script or program that can automate this for me.
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I don't use them, but there are several graphical Web design apps for Linux that should have integrated upload, and ought to be able to work on remote files directly with FTP and WebDAV as well. Take a look at Quanta but there are also Screem, Bluefish and Nvu.


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