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Old 06-22-2011
File Watcher Help !!

Hi Experts
I will have be having 3 types of files in directory
As soon as it sees any of the files it needs to kick off another process and also would need the file name
For this I am creating a file watcher script which will look for file1* My questions are :
1) how to get the file name ?
2) After it gets the first file and Kicks off the process will I have to delete the file or move it to another directory so that it does not pick the same again?
Thanks for the help
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Old 06-22-2011
This doesn't check if the file transfer has completed etc. But should be enough to get you started?


if [ ! -d .done ] ; then
    mkdir .done

if [ ! -d .error ] ; then
    mkdir .error

while true
    file_list=$( ls file1_* 2>/dev/null )
    if [ -n "$file_list" ] ; then
        for file_name in $file_list ; do
            echo "Processing $file_name"
            #run some command...
            if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
                mv $file_name .done/ # Assume .done dir
                mv $file_name .error/ # Assume .error dir
    sleep 2

Last edited by pludi; 06-22-2011 at 09:07 AM..
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Old 06-22-2011
File Watcher Help !!

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply Rakesh !!
Will try this out

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