[erlang-questions] file systems events mac -> erlang

Tim Carpenter <>
Wed Jun 1 09:51:27 CEST 2011


Joe,

I would think Spotlight would be the place to look. IIRC there should be access, as tools like Automator and scripts would logically need such info.

Tim

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On 1 Jun 2011, at 08:45, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:

> I want write a backup program for my macbook
> 
> Once I have backed up *everything* which takes a while
> I then want to backup "changed files." Rather than re-scanning
> my entire disk I'd like to be informed when a file changes.
> 
> Is there an erlang interface to the "file system events API" in the mac?
> (or something like inotify) or a background daemon that writes the names of all changed files
> to a log.
> 
> /Joe
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