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Hi,

I'm trying to implement a file change notification. I mean i want to be notifyed when some changes occured in a directory.
I can't use java 7 ...

I want to use DefaultFileMonitor from Apache common.


Here is a sample code which is working :


My problem comes from the Thread.sleep (20000), I would the program to run until explicitely called.

Any help would be appreciated.

Christohpe
 
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I would the program to run until explicitely called.


For example, how do you intend to stop it ?
 
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fm.stop()
 
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I mean the main program, when and how do you want to stop it ? You are watching a directory for changed, aren't you ? This is supposed to run until when ?
 
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I will run this in a struts web application with start and stop button.
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or I will start it in a filter and stop it in the destroy method of the servlet
 
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In a web application, this will be fine, as you can leave the file monitor running until the web application is shutdown, or until you explicitly call the stop() method. But in your example, which is not a web application, you need some sort of information to make it stop. For example, you could loop for ever and wait until you press a certain key.
 
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thanks you
 
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