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Is it possible?

By jbaker ·
Are there any known utilities that will monitor a folder and notify a particular user when something is added to that folder?

Specifically, one of my users gets Engineering Change notices that need to be published. A couple of users generate these notices, and on occasion forget to email the publishing user when they do so.

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Intrusion Detection System would work for this

by stress junkie In reply to Is it possible?

Go to and look up Tripwire. There are a lot of open source work alikes. Some send an alert as soon as a monitored file or directory is changed. Others require that you run a scan. Many of these projects work on Windows as well as other platforms.

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Cut out the middle man

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Is it possible?

Set up a another address. Then have something check for mail forward it to the recipient and do the publishing.
PIA, but at least you know it will get done.

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