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Instant Reactions to Filesystem Events with inotify

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 20, 2021 @ 11:58 pm, by raindog308

The ability to run programs automatically is one of the great liberating powers of computers. In Unix, it’s common for users to schedule jobs using cron or at (or with systemd, timers). But what if you want to run a job not based on a schedule but rather in response to an event? Imagine you […]

How to Find Files in Linux

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 15, 2021 @ 7:09 am, by raindog308

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing that a file exists on your system but not knowing where it is. It’s like losing your car keys or misplacing your phone. Sometimes you’ll have contextual clues – for example, system configuration files are usually in /etc. But even there, you’ve got 253 directories and subdirectories and over […]