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A port of the inotify-wait tool for Windows

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A port of the inotifywait tool for Windows, see


If you have Cygwin installed, just run

in this directory. This will create the executable,

Manual complilation goes as follows:

$ %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\csc.exe /t:exe /out:inotifywait.exe src\*.cs
Microsoft (R) Visual C# 2010 Compiler Version 4.0.30319.1
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The command line arguments are similar to the original one's:

$ inotifywait.exe
Usage: inotifywait [options] path [...]

Options: -r/--recursive: Recursively watch all files and subdirectories inside path -m/--monitor: Keep running until killed (e.g. via Ctrl+C) -q/--quiet: Do not output information about actions -e/--event list: Events (create, modify, delete, move) to watch, comma-separated. Default: all --format format: Format string for output. --exclude: Do not process any events whose filename matches the specified regex --excludei: Ditto, case-insensitive

Formats: %e : Event name %f : File name %w : Path name %T : Current date and time

Known issues

When moving files, not all events are reported consistently with the original. See issue #7 for an explanation. Pull requests welcome!

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