Add or update a watch for filesystem events associated with a path
#include <sys/inotify.h> int inotify_add_watch( int fd, const char *pathname, int mask );
- A valid file descriptor returned by inotify_init().
- The path whose filesystem events you want to monitor.
- A bitmask that specifies the events you want to watch.
The bits include:
- IN_ACCESS — the file was read.
- IN_MODIFY — the file was written to.
- IN_ATTRIB — the attributes of the file changed.
- IN_CLOSE_WRITE — a file that was opened for writing was closed.
- IN_CLOSE_NOWRITE — a file that was opened not for writing was closed.
- IN_CLOSE — the same as (IN_CLOSE_WRITE | IN_CLOSE_NOWRITE).
- IN_OPEN — the file was opened.
- IN_MOVED_FROM — the file was moved or renamed away from the item being watched.
- IN_MOVED_TO — the file was moved or renamed to the item being watched.
- IN_MOVE — the same as (IN_MOVED_FROM | IN_MOVED_TO).
- IN_CREATE — a file was created in a watched directory.
- IN_DELETE — a file or directory was deleted.
- IN_DELETE_SELF — the file or directory being monitored was deleted.
- IN_MOVE_SELF — the file or directory being monitored was moved or renamed.
IN_ALL_EVENTS is a bitwise-OR of all the event types.
You can OR the following into the event type:
- IN_ONESHOT — remove the watch during the generation of the first event.
- IN_ONLYDIR — watch the pathname only if it's a directory.
- IN_DONT_FOLLOW — don't dereference the pathname if it's a symbolic link.
- IN_EXCL_UNLINK — don't generate events for children after they've been unlinked from the watched directory.
- IN_MASK_ADD — add events to the watch mask (if one already exists) for this pathname, instead of replacing it.
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The inotify_add_watch() function starts watching for filesystem events associated with the given path.
For an overview of inotify, see http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8478?page=0,0 in the Linux Journal, but note that there are differences between the Linux and BlackBerry 10 OS implementations.
A watch descriptor, or -1 if an error occurred (errno is set).
Last modified: 2013-09-30