I was looking into inotify (built into the 2.6.15 kernel) as a way to monitor a file system for changes, then do something once those changes occur.
I'm currently running RHEL AS3 (based on the 2.4 kernel) and have had...little success moving over to the 2.6 kernel (long story).
Does anyone know of any event driven utilities that can act when a file system has had a new file added to it?
for example, user jim saves a file into /home/jim/watchme I want this monitoring tool to notice the new file and copy it to a log directory as well (cp /home/jim/watchme/newfile /var/log/jim)
Bad example, but I hope it gets the jist of what I want to do accross. If inotify is the only way to do this, then I'm back to the drawing board.