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Recursive file/directory change-detection

by Valeriu Paloş on November 6, 2009

Disclaimer This article explores a way in which an approximate “fingerprint” of a file tree can be created! If all you want is to detect file changes a much more appropriate method would be to use inotify/incron. Version 2 (update) Another, much faster method would be to use ls -lR to browse over the filesystem. […]