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

jm <>
Wed Jun 1 09:54:07 CEST 2011


It appears to be called "FSEvents"

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Conceptual/FSEvents_ProgGuide/Introduction/Introduction.html

I don't know of an erlang interface for it. I did the original 
erlang-inotify, but am no longer maintaining it. It would be interesting 
to add support for max os x and that other platform.

Jeff.

On 1/06/11 5:45 PM, 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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