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Monitor changes in FTP directories

OK I'm new with Simon (using the demo 3.4)
What I'm trying to do is to monitor any changes in a FTP directory (public_html) and if anything changes then alter me via email or twitter.
Can't make it work, is there a limit in the demo version?

Any help would be great thanks

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Monitor changes in FTP directories

Welcome!

You can use the FTP Directory Listing service to monitor a FTP directory.

Then use a filter to detect changes (the default Changes one would do, or you could use a different one to ignore uninteresting changes).

Then use the Email notifier to get emails.

Currently the Twitter notifier doesn't work, due to changes by Twitter. We're working on a fix.

The trial period doesn't impose any functionality limits.

Re: Monitor changes in FTP directories

Hi David,

Thanks for quick reply.
It's the filters that confuses me. do you mean to set the first dropdown (with none,any,success,unchanged,changed&failure) to changed?
and then the next one to "change" aswell? or am I missing something?

I need to know any change in the ftp directory, an rename of a file, or an uploaded file etc.

thanks :)

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Monitor changes in FTP directories

The first popup menu indicates the condition for running the filter. So I'd recommend setting it to Success — which means to use the filter for any successful status. If you set it to Changed, it'd only run the filter if a previous filter resulted in a change (which will never be true for the first filter, but is useful for combining multiple filters).

Re: Monitor changes in FTP directories

thanks works perfect! now off to learn to read the difference output hehe =)
thanks again this will be a buy

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Monitor changes in FTP directories

Happy to help.