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Poll or search a folder for new files

I have to automate some FTP functions.  We have files dropped off on our FTP server at different times and we need them automatically encrypted and/or FTP'd to another server.
I can do the enctyption via pgp command line and also the ftp via .bat files but the search/polling function is out of my relm.

Is there any way to create a vbscript or .bat file that will search or "poll" a folder every 10 or so minutes for new files that has been placed in it, then encrypt and upload it to an ftp server?


Thanks,
Barry
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bggtech
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bggtech
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jhanceCommented:
Use:

HANDLE FindFirstChangeNotification(
  LPCTSTR lpPathName,    // directory name
  BOOL bWatchSubtree,    // monitoring option
  DWORD dwNotifyFilter   // filter conditions
);

BOOL FindNextChangeNotification(
  HANDLE hChangeHandle   // handle to change notification
);

Example code:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/base/obtaining_directory_change_notifications.asp
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_nn_Commented:
I posted a link to a special tool in this thread : http:Q_20810699.html
The script proposed by the other expert would fit your need as well I think. Just replace the processing (in that example, it just deletes files judged too old) by the one you need (encrypt and upload). As for the scheduled run, in case you can't use the OS-based scheduling facilities, a simple script like following one would probably be enough :

@echo off
:endless
:: this is your "normal" processing batch
call encrypt_and_upload.bat
:: if you have the RK, you can probably use sleep.exe instead of followinf "trick"
ping -n 601 127.0.0.1 >NUL
:: after 10 minutes, we just loop
goto endless


The advantage of using the APIs mentioned by jhance is that you're notified immediately and files can be processed instantly. If you have a development environment, the coding shouldn't be much of a problem.
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