Posts Tagged ‘incron’

Ubuntu: Automatically Sort Firefox Downloads (Beta Code)

26/10/2008

IMPORTANT: This is still in testing mode. Should you try this, make sure the download is not important. If you have a monthly limit of downloads or a low bandwidth, wait and see until I have done more tests! I’ll try to keep this post updated.

You probably have heard of the famous “cron jobs” – be them from your web hosting service or your own Linux computer. In fact, I’ve covered how to use them both in Ubuntu and in Windows XP, with PHP scripts. A cron job lets you execute a command at a desired time. However, there is also incron, which stands for inotify cron. incron monitors your file system for changes, and executes a command on a specific action. Say, for example, every time a file is deleted, a script is called to log the affected file’s name and its deletion time.

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