fswatch – Monitors Files and Directory Changes or Modifications in Linux

Best Affordable Linux and WordPress Services For Your Business
Outsource Your Linux and WordPress Project and Get it Promptly Completed Remotely and Delivered Online.

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

  1. Stay Connected to: Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus
  2. Subscribe to our email updates: Sign Up Now
  3. Get your own self-hosted blog with a Free Domain at ($3.45/month).
  4. Become a Supporter - Make a contribution via PayPal
  5. Support us by purchasing our premium books in PDF format.
  6. Support us by taking our online Linux courses

We are thankful for your never ending support.

Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

Your name can also be listed here. Got a tip? Submit it here to become an TecMint author.

RedHat RHCE and RHCSA Certification Book
Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

You may also like...

9 Responses

  1. ElMariachi says:


    The tutorial is a bit outdated I think. Also the installation doesn’t seem to work out of the box completely.

    Here’s what I had to do on (X)ubuntu 17.04 for making it work:

    $sudo apt-get install texinfo
    $ cd ~
    $ git clone https://github.com/emcrisostomo/fswatch.git
    $ cd fswatch/
    $ ./autogen.sh
    $ ./configure
    $ make
    $ sudo make install
    $ sudo cp /usr/local/lib/libfswatch.so.9.0.0 /usr/lib/
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libfswatch.so.9.0.0 /usr/lib/libfswatch.so.0
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libfswatch.so.9.0.0 /usr/lib/libfswatch.so
    $ sudo ldconfig  -n -v /usr/lib/
  2. Gaurav Joshi says:

    Nice Terminal theme in screenshot Which terminal and theme you are using ?

  3. mohammad says:

    Thanks for your great guide.

    First I have to say that one of your command in this guide must be correct :

    # yum group install 'Development Tools'

    groupinstall in not separate and must be :

    # yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

    second is that when I want to run ./configure command to install fswatch in centos 6.5.

    I faced is below error :

    **configure: error: * A compiler with support for C++11 language features is required.

    and soulotion is in below link :

    it would be great if you add solution to this guide.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, you was correct there should be isn’t any space between “group install”, the correct command is:

      # yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

      Please install gcc libraries before compiling fswatch..

      # yum install gcc

      If you still get the same erro, then do

      # wget http://people.centos.org/tru/devtools-2/devtools-2.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/devtools-2.repo
      # yum upgrade
      # yum install devtoolset-2-gcc devtoolset-2-binutils devtoolset-2-gcc-c++
      # scl enable devtoolset-2 bash
  4. mightyme says:

    Do they have this for CentOs and Rhel?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yes, please see the installation section and follow the instructions to install on CentOS or RHEL based systems..

  5. Ravi Kumar says:

    Good One Learned a New command from here.

Got something to say? Join the discussion.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.