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File Monitor

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Executes a task when a file is created, deleted, or changed.

 

 

General tab

 

TriggerFileMonitor1

 

Folders

Select the folders that are monitored. Each folder can be monitored with subfolders. When you click the Plus button, the Add Folder for Watch dialog box appears.

 

Include Masks (Comma Separated)

Enter one or more masks separated with commas. The wildcard mask "*.*" means that all files are being monitored.

 

Exclude Masks (Comma Separated)

Specify one or more masks for the kinds of files that you do not want to monitor. Separate each entry with a comma. Files that match these criteria do not appear on the result list.

 

 

Tip

You can also use wildcards in this option. Some examples of wildcards are the following:

*.txt - all the files with the .txt extension.
mydoc?.doc - mydoc1.doc, mydoc2.doc, mydocA.doc, and so forth.
*.tmp, *.$$$, *.bak - all the files with the .tmp, .$$$ and .bak extensions.
{bakext} - file mask(s) from the {bakext} variable.

 

 

Filter Condition

Select one or more check boxes to specify which changes in files you want to monitor:

Watch for New Files
Watch for Deleted Files
Watch for Changed Files
Time Changed
Size Changed
Attributes Changed

 

Poll Interval (Sec)

Enter the time in seconds that you want the event to wait between requests for data.

 

Variable

Allows you to add a variable to the action or triggering event that you selected. You must place the cursor in a edit box in the settings dialog window of the action or event and then click the {V} button.

 

Save Changes tab        

 

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Save Changes

Click the check box to enable the task to save changes to files during the file monitoring session in a log.

 

Save in Common List

Enter the name of a log file that includes all changes during the file monitoring session. Click the browse button to select a file on the local system.

 

List File Name

Enter the file name of the log. Click the browse button to select a file on the local system.

 

Save in Different Lists

Click the check box to enable the task to save changes to file during the file monitoring session to several different logs based on the criteria you select.

 

Tip

You can click a browse button next to each of the following options to select a file on the local system.

 

List File Name (for New Files)

Saves a log of the names of files created during the monitoring session.

 

List File Name (For Deleted Files)

Saves a log of the names of files deleted during the monitoring session.

 

List File Name (For Changed Files)

Saves a log of the names of the files modified during the monitoring session.

 

Pass as parameters tab

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Pass Changes into the task as parameters

 

Pass Common list

To pass the common list of changed, new and deleted files to the task select this option and input the parameter name for common list of files.

 

Parameter Name

Parameter name for common list of files

 

Pass as Separate parameters

 

 

Parameter Name for New Files

 

 

Parameter Name for Deleted Files

 

 

Parameter Name for Changed Files

 

 

Variable

Allows you to add a variable to the action or triggering event that you selected. You must place the cursor in a edit box in the settings dialog window of the action or event and then click the {V} button.

 

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