short : Wait for a file or diretory modification author : (Tobias Ferber) uploader : ferber rpk mach uni-karlsruhe de (Tobias Ferber) type : util/cli architecture : m68k-amigaos Filetype : application/x-lzh-compressed Size : 15.58K Date : 16-Dec-94 Download : 💾
WaitNotify WaitNotify NAME WaitNotify -- Wait for a file or directory modification SYNOPSIS WaitNotify NAME/A/M,QUIET/S,FMT=FORMAT/K FUNCTION WaitNotify posts a notification request on the given files or directories. The command will not return until at least one of them has been modified. For files, it will return after the file is closed. The optional format string will be printed when the file or directory changes. The first "%s" in it will be replaced by the name. INPUTS NAME - name of the files or directories which you want to observe QUIET - suppresses warnings and error messages (but sets the return value to allow later diagnostis FORMAT - string to print on exit. EXAMPLES ;Wait for a change in our startup-sequence WaitNotify S:Startup-Sequence ;Wait for a change in either startup script and report its name WaitNotify S:Startup-Sequence S:User-Startup FMT="%s*N" ;Show the first file which changes via More More `WaitNotify S:Startup-Sequence S:User-Startup FMT=%s` BUGS Not all filesystems will support file notification. In particular, most network filesystems won't support it. DISCLAIMER This file is part of the WaitNotify distribution. WaitNotify is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. WaitNotify is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. COPYRIGHT WaitNotify is Copyright (C)1994 by Tobias Ferber. You can reach me via E-mail:
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