filewatcherd - Daemon that watches files and runs commands when they change

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package name filewatcherd
Package version 1.0.b3,1
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Installed size 35.10 KB
Download size 13.67 KB
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filewatcherd is a daemon inspired by cron, that run commands based on file
changes instead of time.
In principle it is similar to incron, but it's simpler, more limited,
and does not depend on anything outside of FreeBSD base.
Categories: sysutils
filwatcherd configuration files were installed in the following directory:
Before starting the server or the client you need to perform the
following steps:
1) Copy the appropriate sample configuration file as follows:
cp /usr/local/etc/watchtab.sample /usr/local/etc/watchtab
2) Edit filewatcherd's configuration file to suit your needs:
$EDITOR /usr/local/watchtab
3) Add the following line to your rc.conf:
Then you can start filewatcherd by issuing the following command:
service filewatcherd start


Package Version Architecture Repository
filewatcherd-1.0.b3,1.txz 1.0.b3,1 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
filewatcherd-1.0.b3,1.txz 1.0.b3,1 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
filewatcherd-1.0.b3,1.txz 1.0.b3,1 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
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Type URL
Binary Package filewatcherd-1.0.b3,1.txz
Source Package sysutils/filewatcherd

Install Howto

Install filewatcherd txz package:

# pkg install filewatcherd

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