Help with shell script for know when a file change it


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Help with shell script for know when a file change it

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IŽd like to know how to program a shell script for know when a file changes and based on that make another tasks all this in real time.. Thanks
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What OS are you on? Linux has the inotifywait command. It waits (does nothing) and causes the script to sit there until a file changes:

Code:
while true
do
  inotifywait -e modify myfile
  echo 'file myfile changed' | mailx -s 'file change'  me@mycompany.com
  # put command here to run other programs
done

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