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Monitoring Files without Recursively iterating sub-directories

icyfeverr
Path Finder

I am using the app File Meta-data, and it is supposed to Monitor Files within a directory and/or sub-directories. The only time I can have it report on individual files, is if I check the option to "Recursively iterate sub-directories". Is there a way to have it monitor individual files within a directory without this option checked? Again, if I check this option, I do get file level details, but for all sub directories, but if it is not checked, I only get meta data on the directory itself with no file level details.

Example without option checked, the only output received is:
time="Thu Aug 31 23:29:00 2017" is_directory=1 file_count=1 directory_count=2 path=G:\Users\tmpuser\documents\test atime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:23 2017" atime_epoch=1504239083.99 ctime="Thu Aug 31 22:45:54 2017" ctime_epoch=1504237554.1 dev=0 gid=0 ino=0 mode=16895 mtime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:23 2017" mtime_epoch=1504239083.99 nlink=0 size=0 uid=0 file_count_recursive=3 directory_count_recursive=4

Example with it checked, but I get all files with in the directory and all sub-directories:
time="Thu Aug 31 23:31:51 2017" is_directory=0 path=G:\Users\tmpuser\documents\test\file.txt atime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:17 2017" atime_epoch=1504239077.35 ctime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:17 2017" ctime_epoch=1504239077.35 dev=0 gid=0 ino=0 mode=33206 mtime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:17 2017" mtime_epoch=1504239077.35 nlink=0 size=0 uid=0

time="Thu Aug 31 23:31:51 2017" is_directory=0 path=G:\Users\tmpuser\documents\test\folder1\folder1.txt atime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:33 2017" atime_epoch=1504239093.87 ctime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:33 2017" ctime_epoch=1504239093.87 dev=0 gid=0 ino=0 mode=33206 mtime="Thu Aug 31 23:11:33 2017" mtime_epoch=1504239093.87 nlink=0 size=0 uid=0

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LukeMurphey
Champion

That is a fair point. I think I might implement a depth limit. That way, the user can distinguish between monitoring just the directory itself versus the directory and the files.

I'm tracking this in https://lukemurphey.net/issues/2041. This is planned for the next release (1.2).

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LukeMurphey
Champion

That is a fair point. I think I might implement a depth limit. That way, the user can distinguish between monitoring just the directory itself versus the directory and the files.

I'm tracking this in https://lukemurphey.net/issues/2041. This is planned for the next release (1.2).

icyfeverr
Path Finder

Thanks for taking my question into consideration, it is much appreciated. Do you know when you expect to have 1.2 released by chance?

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LukeMurphey
Champion

@icyfeverr: I just pushed out version 1.2.

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icyfeverr
Path Finder

@LukeMurphey Works perfectly. Thank you for getting this deployed, it is much appreciated.

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