Watch folders for new files (e.g. FTP), and trigger a custom action
FileWatcher continuously monitors a set of folders for any new files. When new files arrive, FileWatcher then triggers a custom action, such as running a program with the new files.This can be used to process incoming FTP files, automatically distil PDF files, process email attachments when they are saved to disk, load new files into a database, quickly and easily trigger business processes when files are created.Files are only processed when they have finished being written to disk - so huge video files will not be processed prematurely.Incoming files can be processed individually, or grouped together. FileWatcher can process only those files that match a filespec (e.g. \'*.txt;*.html\') and ignore all other files that might arrive at the same time. It can also watch multiple folders at the same time (subfolders are handled with a checkbox).FileWatcher can also prevent triggering new actions while an old action is still running. FileWatcher can be configured to watch for new files, updates and deletes, or any combination of the these.With FileWatcher you\'ll be able to keep a close eye on the files and folders you want to monitor. Here are some key features of \"FileWatcher\":
· Optionally include subfolders
· Minimal system overhead when watching
· Waits for the file to be fully written before processing it.- perfect for large files
· If a file is created and subsequently renamed, File Watcher detects this and updates its list of files to process accordingly
· The log discards the oldest entries when it reaches 1000 lines.
· Supports Drag and Drop of folders into FileWatcher.
· Can be run as a service.
· 32 MB of memory
· 4 MB disk space
· 30 days trial
· nag screen What\'s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New [Test] button to test your action script.
· New ability to run a command if no files arrives in a given timeframe (e.g.
· no file after 60 minutes, 12 hours etc), so you can check for errors in your
· %ILE% can now be included in the Command name, so if the new file arriving
· is an executable file you can run it.
· New HTML Help file - searchable, more info.