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Daemon to monitor directory for changes and run file processing program
Date Updated  -  07/22/2007
Description
User is an IT professional in a production environment.  He needs to monitor a folder for incoming files.  Whenever a file appears in this folder, he needs to launch a script that will process the files data.
Solution
This solution is available with patch update 5.3_1 or later (release date = 09/15/02)

1)  Create the Command / WinCommand task to launch your file processing script (TaskTitle = fileCrunch)

2) Create a Dir Change task as follows:
Dir to monitor = c:\production\incoming
Task to Run = fileCrunch
Polling interval = 15 seconds
Maximum time allowed for task = 1440 (1440 minutes = 1 day)
Select the Daemon checkbox

3) Schedule this task to run every day (i.e. 1440 minutes)  i.e. this task will run continuously 24 hours a day.  If a new file comes into the folder the file processing program is launched via the Command / WinCommand task.