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Filesystem events monitoring

Project description

This fork is no longer maintained, please use the original watchdog repository [gorakhargosh/watchdog](, which supports Python 2 & 3.

Python API and shell utilities to monitor file system events.

API changes


  • WATCHDOG-19: Removed utils.compat.queue and utils.compat.Event,
    added utils.compat.Queue and utils.compat.Empty.
  • WATCHDOG-22: Allow to call FSEventsEmitter.stop() twice without error on macOS



  • Event emitters are no longer started on schedule if Observer is not already running.


  • DirectorySnapshot: methods returning internal stat info replaced by mtime, inode and path methods.
  • DirectorySnapshot: walker_callback parameter deprecated.

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