That sound like it is exactly what I need, Thanks!

-- Chad

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Pressey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:38 PM
To: Chad Albert
Subject: Re: Monitoring folder activity

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 15:42:27 -0600
"Chad Albert" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I am in need of a way to trigger an action when a file is written to 
> user's home directories.  I am sure there is a way to do this, but I 
> don't know where to look.  What I want to do is allow users to sftp a 
> file into their home directory, then once the file is written, I want 
> a server side process to email or otherwise transfer the file to 
> another location so that it can be processed with some third party 
> tools by a Windows user.  Can anyone help me out?

Have a look at /usr/ports/sysutils/wait_on

"The wait_on command allows shell scripts to access the facilities
provided by kqueue(3). This allows scripts to detect files being added
to directories, data appended to files and many other things - all
without polling."


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