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Old 08-13-2014
Realtime monitoring of files in a directory

Hello Experts,

Here are my requirements.

I want to monitor a directory and retrieve file properties like file names along with file sizes of files being generated today and that exceeds a threshold limit (say 10MB) using a shell script.

Basically this shell script should monitor (kinda realtime monitoring) the directory and identify the files being generated and should satisfy the above condition.

The output should be written to a flat file in the following order.

File name | File size.

Please help me out with the solution.

Thank you in advance for your help :-)

Last edited by RamanM; 08-13-2014 at 05:00 PM..
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Old 08-13-2014
What is your system?

What have you tried?

Will these files always be complete, or might you catch them in the middle of being generated?

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