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Hello,

I'm thinking about writing a script that recursively monitors a directory for newly added files. Can any of you share your infinite wisdom on how to do this (efficiently)?

Thanks and regards,

Dennis

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Hi,

just store name, size and timestamp in an array and then loop through it and compare to the actual dir.

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a combination of _FileListToArray () and FileGetTime () should do the trick such as:

$array = _FileListToArray($sPath, "")
For $n = 1 to UBound ($array) - 1
     $time = FileGetTime($sPath & $array[$n], 1)
     If $time[3] & ":" & $time[4] > $Currtime Then FileWriteLine ($sLog, $iline, $sPath & $array[$n])
Next

This is very rough and I know it won't work like this but it should give you a general idea...lemme know if u have any questions about it.


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now has recently add and removed.

#include<array.au3>
#include<file.au3>
#Include <Misc.au3>
$array = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir&"\test\")
$not_found=0
do 


sleep(1000)

$array2= _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir&"\test\")

if $array2[0]>=$array[0] Then

for $c=1 to UBound($array2)-1

$seach=_ArraySearch($array,$array2[$c])
if @error Then
    $not_found=1
    ConsoleWrite("The file "&$array2[$c]& " Has recently been added"&@Lf)
EndIf
Next
Else
for $c=1 to UBound($array)-1

$seach=_ArraySearch($array2,$array[$c])
if @error Then
    $not_found=1
    ConsoleWrite("The file "&$array[$c]& " Has recently been removed"&@Lf)

endif
Next
EndIf

if $not_found=1 Then
$array = _FileListToArray(@DesktopDir&"\test\")
$not_found=0
EndIf
until _IsPressed("1B")

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If you want to get down and geeky on it, there are scripts posted that monitor FileSystemObject (FSO) events for creation/deletion of files. Search is your friend.

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If you want to get down and geeky on it, there are scripts posted that monitor FileSystemObject (FSO) events for creation/deletion of files. Search is your friend.

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Thats what I am thinking about. I'm currently working with the inotify stack in linux which does that too ^_^ I think WMI can do it too.

Thanks for some of the examples guys!

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