what i want to build is a log file monitor...or rather a virtual logfile monitor.
My problem is as follows.
I have an server and clients spread all over the network. I do not want to use winsock due to certain restrictions.
All the clients have write acess to a certain directory on the net work.
what i want to do is some thing like this.
when the server wants to a send a command to a specific client it will write into the \command\<MAchineName> file
the client need to detect this change and get what is what was written and take actions..
and report in
now I have looked into these solutions
what i want to know is ...is it possible to read what is beind written ..before it is acctually wriiten on the disk...either on the local or remote machine.
I know i can detect a file modify. but is it possible to detect what was being written so that instead of parsing the entire file...which may become very very big since it is a 24/7 application ...i only get what was the last written thing???