File system watcher

File system watcher

A data source that outputs the path to a file or directory each time a change is detected.

Inputs

path
The path to a file or directory to watch. The file or directory at path must exists. If it doesn't, nothing will be emitted. If the file or directory is removed during execution, the file system watcher will stop sending signals.
delay
The number of milliseconds to wait before a change is reported. The output will only be sent when a file has not been changed for delay milliseconds. This is useful to avoid processing incomplete files. If delay is zero, every detected change will cause an output.
mode
Mode of operation.

Outputs

path
The name of a changed file. If the path input parameter points to a file, this value will always be the same. If a directory is being watched, either the path of the directory or the paths of all added files are sent, depending on mode.
time
The date and local time when the file or directory was last modified.

Operation modes.

Enumerator
WatchChangesToFile 

Output the value of the path input parameter each time the watched file changes or it is removed/renamed.

WatchChangesToDirectory 

Output the value of the path input parameter each time the directory changes or it is removed/renamed. A directory changes when a file is added to or removed from it.

WatchAddedFiles 

Output the path to a new file each time a file is added to a watched directory.