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Re: trigger external program on some change

On 8/1/07, Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu@netbsd.org> wrote:
> Hello
> I'd need to trigger execution of an external shell script when some
> particular change occur in the tree. Is there a simple way of doing that?
> Of course, an overlay could do that. I saw no available overlay that
> would have this capacity out of the box. The only way I see is building
> a new overlay just for that, or use something such as slapo-auditlog
> and feed it to an external filter (throug a pipe?). I wonder if there is a
> simplier mechanism available.

Although I kind of think a custom overlay would be cleaner, you could
try replicating to a dummy server (like localhost:<off port>) running
back-shell or back-perl and simply trigger there.