[p2p-hackers] keeping metadata synchronized

bert at web2peer.com bert at web2peer.com
Wed Sep 15 15:10:48 UTC 2004

Even if there were events that could be tapped, you'd have to tap them through JNI if your app is in Java. The simplest approach is to periodically "crawl" the portion of the filesystem of interest to ensure synchronization. Not a great solution but I've found it to work well enough in practice. Just make sure you throttle the crawl & run it in a low priority thread to avoid excessively annoying the user.

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Hanson <eric at aquameta.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:51:57 +0000
To: "Peer-to-peer development." <p2p-hackers at zgp.org>
Subject: Re: [p2p-hackers] keeping metadata synchronized

> That's kind of what I was thinking, but I don't even know where
> to start looking on how to do it.  It's going to be a Java app,
> so I can write a listener to listen for moves, deletes and
> renames and sync on that.  But, say on a OSX box, is there an
> event thrown that can be tapped into somehow?  How about
> Windows?  How about Linux?

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