[fpc-pascal] Watching for file change

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Apr 11 22:38:53 CEST 2014

waldo kitty wrote:
> On 4/11/2014 3:06 PM, Krzysztof wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does FPC have some file watching solution? I need this only for linux.
>> I need notifications:
>> - File/folder changed / removed / added in watched directory. I have
>> idea how to do this in thread loop but maybe FPC has OS solution
> i'm interested in this, as well... i have an app in perl that i'm 
> considering rewriting in FPC... in that app, i had to specifically grab 
> the attributes of the files the app watches and compare those values to 
> previously stored values...

I believe Linux has dnotify, inotify and possibly File Alteration 
Monitor, but that these are  version-dependant and extremely dependant 
on distro policies. Because of this uncertainty it would be necessary to 
load the support libraries dynamically.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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