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New File Detection


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Jul 17, 2008, 11:02 AM

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New File Detection Can't Post


I understand the basic concepts of Perl and I'm trying to create a script that will send an email when a new file is found inside an specific directory.

For example, let say I have directory /tmp on my Linux server. The script will scan the contents of that directory every 5 minutes, (i can use cron to run the script every 5 minutes) if the script finds a new file it will send me an email.

Can someone send me in the correct direction on how I can start building this?

Thanks in advanced.


Jul 17, 2008, 11:47 AM

Post #2 of 3 (2123 views)
Re: [31special] New File Detection [In reply to] Can't Post

Look up readdir and opendir.

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Jul 17, 2008, 1:19 PM

Post #3 of 3 (2118 views)
Re: [travs69] New File Detection [In reply to] Can't Post

I figured everything out. Thanks for the assistance.

(This post was edited by 31special on Jul 17, 2008, 1:37 PM)


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