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Re: Re: how to permanently monitor a directory

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Aug 14, 2003 at 14:56 UTC ( #283897=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: how to permanently monitor a directory
in thread how to permanently monitor a directory

The comment on the

unless $notify->wait( 10_000 );
line is misleading. The script doesn't check for changes every ten seconds. It waits for a change for 10 seconds, prints the "Nothing changed" message and goes back waiting. Any changes in the directories are noted immediately.

Jenda
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Re: Re: Re: how to permanently monitor a directory
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 14, 2003 at 15:03 UTC

    Good point. That was badly worded.


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[atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
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