inotify.py 1.82 KB
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import os
from inotify_simple import INotify, flags

def subfiles(directory):
  """Return the list of subfiles of a directory, and wait for the newly created
  ones.

  CAUTION : *DONT TRY TO CONVERT THE RESULT OF THIS FUNCTION INTO A LIST !
  ALWAYS ITERATE OVER IT !!!*"""

  with INotify() as inotify:
    inotify.add_watch(directory, flags.CLOSE_WRITE | flags.MOVED_TO)

    names = os.listdir(directory)
    while True:
      for name in names:
        yield os.path.join(directory, name)
      names = (event.name for event in inotify.read())