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It can be used by desktops like KDE, GNOME or Xfce to have their virtual file systems keep track of changes to files and directories. For example, if a file manager displays a directory to the user, and the user removes one of the files via the command-line, gamin will notify the file manager of this change so that it can update the directory display.
Gamin has been designed as a drop-in replacement for FAM with security and maintainability in mind and can use Linux's advanced inotify service when available.
Gamin is a file and directory monitoring system defined to be a subset of the FAM (File Alteration Monitor) system. The main goals of the project are: 1/ minimize the security model of FAM 2/ simplify the code base 3/ provide an API and ABI compatible replacement for FAM 4/ try to fix some other issues like resou more»
NEWS file for gamin Note that this is automatically generated from the news webpage at: http://www.gnome.org/~veillard/gamin/news.html 0.1.10: Nov 24 2008: - Portability fixes: configure fixes (Daniel Drake), configure extension detection (Dodji Seketeli), missing quotes in acinclude (Daichi Kawahata), daemon build flags (R�mi Cardona), drop glib dependency for more»
- merge GAMIN_EVENT_ with FAMEvents ? - try to use getlogin and $USER to get the user name - doc extraction and reformatting of comments in gtk-doc style - handling of directory removal (need to poll on monitored empty dirs). - check handling of mismatched resources i.e. mondir on file and monfile on directories and what happen when file type change. - mount --bind will certainly create i more»
Daniel Veillard <email@example.com> and parts borrowed from marmot are from: James Willcox <jwil more»
This package was debianized by Jeff Waugh <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Sat, 17 Jul 2004 10:34:59 +1000. more»