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Using inotify-wait to check filesystem events

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/21

Thanks to Using inotify-wait to check filesystem events I got pointed to How to use inotify-tools to trigger scripts on filesystem events which is now on my research list.


Note that Kristian later on commented this:

The solution shown in the article has race conditions and should not be used.

It is based on

while :
inotifywait $options && run-backup

and that means that while the backup runs, the directory in question is unmonitored. When the backup finishes, new changes may have been accumulating during backup run, but without being picked up by the backup.

A proper solution would do something like

inotifywait -m $options | while read line

The important thing is that "inotifywait -m" does not terminate and hence no changes will be lost. It is wrong to run the backup once in full for each change, though.


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Linux, Monitoring, Power User, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

Good starting point for RAID information

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/21

Accurate information about RAID is scattered around the internet.

This is a good starting point IBM’s Understanding RAID technology.


Posted in Power User, RAID | Leave a Comment »

BitTorrent Labs: BitTorrent Sync – distributed peer-to-peer syncing your files without online cloud storage

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/18

Interesting for people that do not trust Cloud Storage providers: BitTorrent Labs’ BitTorrent Sync.

I’ve tried an early version, and it works “OK”. Not yet as well-integrated like for instance DropBox, but stable and fast enough.

Important thing for me: works on *nix, OS X and Windows. Hopefully mobile devices will follow soon.

At the time of writing (May 2013), it is the only cross platform freeware entry in Comparison of file synchronization software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the mean time, Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch)wrote a nice blog post with background information on this: Bittorrent Sync, a secure DropBox alternative » twm’s blog.


Posted in *nix, Apple, DropBox, Linux, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, SocialMedia, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

How to change the WiFi network my Chromecast is connected to (via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/15

Duh: don’t start the Chromecast extension in Google Chrome, but run on your Macbook (:

To change the WiFi network your Chromecast is connected to, simply open up the Chromecast app on your phone, tablet, or computer and select your Chromecast from the list. From the Chromecast settings page, select your current Wi-Fi network name and select a new network from the drop-down list.


via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help.

Posted in Apple, Chromecast, Google, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, Power User | Leave a Comment »

HTTP debugging tools

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/07/15

Any web developer should know how to capture and trace HTTP traffic.

I’ve written about Fiddler before, but that’s a Windows specific tool.

Time to have a small list of posts and links to tools that work on various platforms.

I’ve left out Java based tools as there have been too many security issues with Java over the last couple of years.

Tools: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, Development, Fiddler, Linux, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, SOAP/WebServices, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Web Development, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 2 Comments »


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