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There is a command that lets you see the files in a VMFS folder change in realtime (refresh very 5 secs).
Be great i f I can get any info on it.  I need this to see live file changes while consolidating a server.
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have you tried using the command watch

Usage: watch [-n SEC] [-t] PROG ARGS

Run PROG periodically

        -n      Loop period in seconds (default 2)
        -t      Don't print header

watch ls -al

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the default is to refresh every 2 seconds

There is a command that lets you see the files in a VMFS folder change in realtime (refresh very 5 secs).
Be great i f I can get any info on it.  I need this to see live file changes while consolidating a server.

and what you've requested is:-

watch -n 5 ls -al

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although if this is watching a Snapshot merge, I would recommend, walking away be patient, and finding something else to do more exciting...
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THat's the one, thanks.

Is there a way to sort by date/time so we can see which file is latest to be written to?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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watch -n 5 ls -al -t

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this will list them sorted by time. (-t)
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