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Author: dng@d404.nl
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Danger: Debian POSIX hostility
On 17-09-2020 09:02, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Anno domini 2020 Wed, 16 Sep 22:15:42 +0000
> aitor scripsit:
>> Hi,
>> On 16/9/20 20:30, Steve Litt wrote:
>>> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:53:14 +0200
>>> "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp"<office@???> wrote:
>>>> Anno domini 2020 Wed, 16 Sep 02:11:57 -0400
>>>> Steve Litt scripsit:
>>>>> In addition, I don't see why Unix design isn't a good fit for modern
>>>>> demands. Edward and Aitor have already made
>>>>> do-one-thing-and-do-it-well graphical automounters that, as far as
>>>>> I know, depend on neither systemd nor dbus. I once posted, on this
>>>>> list, a thumb drive plugin detector/mounter, and somebody else on
>>>>> the list improved on it.
>>>> Sorry, I must have missed that. Do you have a link to the software?
>>>> nik
>>> No, sorry. Best way to find it is to search posts from Steve Litt
>>> body-containing the string "inotify". Once you've found the right one,
>>> look at that tree to find the improvement by the other DNG inhabitant,
>>> whose name I've forgotten.
>>> Please do me a favor if you find it, and repost it here. I apparently
>>> have lost the software (probably a small shellscript).
>>> SteveT
>> Amounter, maybe?
>> https://github.com/stevelitt/amounter
>> Aitor.
> Steves hint to "inotify" made it. To sum it up, it's just "inotifywait --monitor /dev| ..." - didn't search the archives, it's so simple :)
> Nik

Steve's original announcement with the title 'Preferred automounter
behavior?' dates back from 2015 archived at

In this thread it is mentioned that for use as a daemon you better user
the python-inotify module because just piping inotify does have
unexpected behavior like with runinit and s6.