[Dirvish] Hauntingly similar to Dirvish

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Nov 12 01:41:15 UTC 2007


On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Asheesh Laroia wrote:

> 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 .

Hey, look, all my radical ideas have already occurred to others:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeVault

But it doesn't seem to actually involve inotify.  That's strange.

-- Asheesh.

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