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Old 09-14-2009
Replied new files

We need to create a process that run continues and whenever a file is placed in a specific directory, the process detected this new file and replicated in another directory.
How can we implement a process that allows automatic replies to the new files?

# 2  
Old 09-14-2009
take a look at the rsync utility.
# 3  
Old 09-14-2009
Option 1: Use rsync from one directory to the other
Option 2: Use File::Monitor
Option 3: If you're on Linux, code something up in C using inotify
Option 4: (might miss files)
cd /incoming
while true
    filename=$( basename $( ls -1t ) )
    if [ ! -e /replicate/${filename} ]
        cp /incoming/${filename} /replicate/.
    sleep 30

# 4  
Old 09-14-2009
Tks for your awnser.

But it occurred one error with basename, it returns the fowlling error :

Usage: basename string [suffix]

Any ideia ?
# 5  
Old 09-14-2009
Originally Posted by RMSoares
But it occurred one error with basename, it returns the fowlling error :

Usage: basename string [suffix]
Obviously 'ls -1t' in 'filename=$( basename $( ls -1t ) )' returns more than one file name, a thing which basename can't handle with. Try:
cd /incoming
while filename in "$(ls -1t)"
     if [ ! -e "/replicate/${filename}" ]

P.S. I didn't use basename at all, since /incoming may have subdirectories with files, which also should be taken into account while generating replicates
# 6  
Old 09-15-2009
Wich values you will pass to filename ?

while filename in "$(ls -1t)"
# 7  
Old 09-15-2009
I've made an error no double quotes are needed around $(ls -t)

To show, what values the variable filename gets, here is my example:
>cd sample_dir/

>ls -t

> for filename in $(ls -t) ; do echo "filename is $filename" ; done
filename is file3
filename is file2
filename is file1
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