file FILE=PATH EVENT=TYPE [MATCH=PATH]
The file event is generated by the upstart-file-bridge(8) daemon when a
file whose details match the file event condition and environment spec-
ified in a job's start on or stop on stanza is modified.
The FILE and EVENT environment variables will be set to the same values
as specified by the job. Note that if the job did not specify EVENT
this will still be set to one of create, modify or delete depending on
what type of file event caused the event to be emitted.
If the job specified a glob pattern in the file part of the FILE envi-
ronment variable, the event will contain the MATCH environment variable
which will be set to the full path of the file that matched the pattern
o When specifying a path that contains spaces, ensure that the path
o FILE values specified by jobs are not canonicalised; this cannot be
done reliably as they may not exist so cannot be fully resolved.
o If you wish to match on MATCH, ensure that FILE does not contain
multiple consecutive runs of slashes since otherwise your job will
find it difficult to perform such a match.
start on file FILE=/run/app.pid EVENT=create
Event emitted when file is created.
start on file FILE=/run/app.pid
Event emitted when file is created, modified or deleted.
start on file FILE=/var/log/
Event emitted when files within a directory are created, modified
start on file FILE=/var/crash/*.crash EVENT=create
Event emitted when files that match a glob pattern are created in
the indicated directory.
start on file FILE="/this/path/contains whitespace.txt"
Specify a file that contains a space character.
Written by James Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>
upstart 2013-03-11 file-event(7)
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