I would like to make a script to check whether or not files are still being created inside a folder. We can consider for our problem that there are no more files being created if let’s say for 5 sec the list of files present in that folder remains unchanged. Can anyone help me with this issue?
By created I’m assuming you mean existing, anyway to do that:
import os entries = os.listdir('my_directory/')
then check length of entries with
You can use
inotifywait to watch for events on a file or a directory.
inotifywait -m -e create /path/to/your/dir
It will show you the events and exits if no more event happens after 5 seconds.
inotifywait --timeout 5 -qm -e create /path/to/your/dir
By default it will use 5 seconds but you can change it by putting