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Re: Bug#846401: ITP: fswatch -- File change monitor that receives notifications on file or directory changes

On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 01:32:27AM +0100, Alf Gaida wrote:
> fswatch implements four kinds of monitors:
>  * A monitor based on the File System Events API of Apple OS X.
>  * A monitor based on kqueue, a notification interface introduced in FreeBSD 4.1 (and supported
>    on most *BSD systems, including OS X).
>  * A monitor based on the File Events Notification API of the Solaris kernel and its derivatives.
>  * A monitor based on inotify, a Linux kernel subsystem that reports file system changes to applications.
>  * A monitor based on ReadDirectoryChangesW, a Microsoft Windows API that reports changes to a directory.
>  * A monitor which periodically stats the file system, saves file modification times in memory, and
>    manually calculates file system changes (which works anywhere stat (2) can be used).

The math makes me confused, I have some troubles understanding the carry
rules here: if I have a whole hand of fingers, and need to use one finger
from the other hand, this makes four, right?  If so, you got it correct, but
as I'm not certain, I thought it's better to ask.

The bill declaring Jesus as the King of Poland fails to specify whether
the addition is at the top or end of the list of kings.  What should the
historians do?

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