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How are you doing this at the moment? A code sample would help. Are you checking the directory manually to see if anything has changed? Or are you using a sript to poll the directory and compare it's contents with a cached list?

It would also help to know how files are being 'put' in that directory? Do they get put in there by users, or are they auto-generated by scripts? If they're generated then maybe a quick hack to the generator-script could issue you with a notification.

There is one module that I know of, available at CPAN, that might be of use to you here. Look into the Win32::ChangeNotify module which allows you to monitor events relating to files and directory trees.

Try running it with the FILE_NAME flag set to only monitor creating/deleting/renaming of files in a given directory.

Hope this helps

- wil

In reply to (wil) Re: Watching a driectory for change by wil
in thread Watching a driectory for change by Anonymous Monk

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