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Re: what applications use famd?

2006/12/5, Seeker5528 <seeker5528@comcast.net>:
KDE and Gnome both use it and since it provides notification for
file system changes it serves a useful function. For example if you have
Amarok or Rhythmbox open and from another application or from the
command line copy a song into your music directory the applications are
notified of the change and update their music databasee.

... or, if you want to umount/eject (right click on gnome/KDE desktop/panel icon), you will get an error message... checking w/ lsof you will find that the lone thing that locks the mount point is the fam daemon. :D

In strict terms I don't know if fam or gamin are required by any of
these things that depend on having one of them or if it's just expected
that most people will want the functions they provide if certain
packages are installed.

Later, Seeker

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