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Monitor files for changes


gvfs-monitor-file [OPTION...] [LOCATION...]

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As long as gvfs-monitor-file is running, it will print information about creation, deletion, content and attribute changes and mount and unmount operations affecting the monitored files.

gvfs-monitor-file uses the GIOs file monitoring APIs to monitor the given files. GIO uses different implementations depending on the platform. The most common implementation Linux uses inotify.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Prints a short help text and exits.

-N, --no-pair

Don't send single MOVED events.

exit status

On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

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