[techtalk] Web diary.

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Wed Mar 21 13:45:02 EST 2001

lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu said:
> Unfortunately, there isn't any directory notification on Unix.

It's not clear whether you're including Linux as Unix, but Linux (2.4) does 
have directory notification.  See Documentation/dnotify.txt in the kernel pool.

It has some limitations.  Updating a multiply-linked file through one of the 
links and expecting a notification through one of the other names is the main 

That problem was a topic of discussion in Sydney, with no major breakthroughs 


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