[Dirvish] Hauntingly similar to Dirvish

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sun Nov 11 00:50:52 UTC 2007

On Sat, 10 Nov 2007, Eric Smith wrote:

> We should feel validated.
> While the GUI is indeed awesome, the big difference for me is the usage
> of FSEvents so that only files (really directories) that have been
> modified are scanned.  For filesystems with many thousands of
> directories, this is a gigantic win.  The other big win is hard links to
> directories.  I'm not sure it would be possible to add either of these
> features into dirvish and/or rysnc.  At least I haven't thought of a way.

I would guess you would need to involve inotify.  See 
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-inotify.html and 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rml/inotify/README .

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