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Old 11-19-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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incron experiences - what do you think?


I recently started playing with incron as a possible solution to a couple of issues I have, and I was wondering how many people use it and what the experience has been like.

The reason I ask, is I'm pretty experienced with cron, but I must say, I find incron a little intermittent in it's workings. I'm not sure if it's me or incron, hence the question.

Anyway, any feedback welcome.

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:51 AM   #2
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That is a little vague. I use fcron (for what that is worth):

http://fcron.free.fr/description.php

If that doesn't help please state your problem with a detailed description.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 03:07 AM   #3
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It was meant to be vague, and incron is not a vixie cron replacement, it is sensitive to inode changes.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 03:38 AM   #4
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One thing I have worked out over the course of this evening is the sensitivity to whitespace.

I had an entry
Code:
/target IN_CREATE  /home/user/scripts/target.sh
that caused

Code:
cannot exec process: No such file or directory
Whereas removal of the second space between IN_CREATE and the script fixed that particular problem. ie using
Code:
/target IN_CREATE /home/user/scripts/target.sh
I can't see anything relating to this in the man page.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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I'd guess(!) it is related to this:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/internalvariables.html

and then search the document for "IFS" (internal field separator).
But it doesn't really answer why the error occurs.
 
  


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