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Cronjob for recognizing changes and/or new files in specific directory

Hey Guys,
is there a way to create a cronjob to watch over all changes in a specific directory, for example /home/user and send them, if there are any changes, to a serverSmilie

Thanks

Sebi0815
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Can't you just rsync everything with cronjob?
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Thanks for the fast answer,

no, I really need a cronjob. This cronjob is part of a system for foresic-it-education, and the students should recognize that there is a cronjob that somehow does strange things and I hope they will recognize it if they check the crontab...

Last edited by Sebi0815; 02-03-2010 at 11:28 AM..
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Well. You will have a cronjob that will sync two folders using rsync ... .

You can write a timestamp of each file to some temporary place. Or sha256 hashes. Next round you compare this and if this differs - do something (copy the file).

However rsync will do quite the same faster and better. Smilie
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Ahhhh,

that should work. I didn't know rsync, but found a good tutorial... Thanks for your support...

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