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Re: automating reactions to file system changes

On Sat, 8 Dec 2018, at 23:49, David Christensen wrote:

> On Linux, the inotify(7) is an alternative to polling:
>      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inotify

Windows has event-driven ways to do this too, (one can]
google for, for example, WMI and PowerShell event-based
scripts)... but I'd have had to learn a whole lot more to do 
it that way.

What I wanted was an immediate solution to get me 
through a nightmare in music typesetting, not an excuse
to learn another programming language and more 
about Windows internals.

If the simple approach had been horrendously 
inefficient, I might have looked for a better method, 
but the overhead of doing it the way I did was negligible.

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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