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simple Python binding to the Linux inotify

inotifyx is a Python extension providing access to the Linux inotify file system event notification API. It is primarily written in C but has some Python window dressing

inotifyx exists as an alternative to the much known pyinotify bindings

Reasons you might choose inotifyx over pyinotify * inotifyx is a C extension and does not use ctypes, making it faster and less prone to subtle breakage due to changes in the inotify API * inotifyx is a much thinner wrapper around inotify. pyinotify is more complicated. It does provide features that inotifyx does not, but many of them are not needed by most applications * The API provided by pyinotify seems to change in incompatible ways on a fairly regular basis and with little justification. inotifyx has a simple API that will change rarely, if ever.

Package version:0.1.1-1+b1


inotifyx is a simple Python binding to the Linux inotify file system event
monitoring API.

Documentation is provided in the module.  To get help, start an interactive
Python session and type:

>>> import inotifyx
>>> help(inotifyx)

You can also test out inotifyx easily.  The following command will print events
for /tmp:

  python -m inotifyx /tmp

Tests can be run via

  ./ tes


inotifyx (0.1.1-1+b1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Binary-only non-maintainer upload for amd64; no source changes.
  * Build extension for python2.6

 -- amd64 Build Daemon (brahms) <>  Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:46:48 +0000

inotifyx (0.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New Upstream Release
  * Have a versioned build dependency on python-(all)-dev since we are using


inotifyx Release Notes

.. contents::

inotifyx 0.1.1 2009-10-18

 * Fix integer truncation of timeout argument in get_events.  Thanks to Eric
   Firing for the report and patch.
   (Forest Bond)

inotifyx 0.1.0 2009-04-26

 * Initial release.
   (Forest Bond)


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Wed, 27 May 2009 00:13:26 +

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