fileschanged - command-line utility that reports when files have been altered

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fileschanged_0.6.5-2_i386.deb
Package name fileschanged
Package version 0.6.5
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::filesystem admin::monitoring implemented-in::c interface::commandline interface::shell use::monitor utils works-with::file
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <>
Download size 27.82 KB
Installed size 69.00 KB
This software is a client to FAM (File Alteration Monitor).
You can use fileschanged in shell scripts to take action when monitored files
become altered. In it's simplest form, you can give filenames to monitor from
standard-input, and it will report when those files have changed via
standard-output. In a more complex usage, fileschanged can monitor
command-line specified files recursively, while following symbolic links,
while staying on the current filesystem, and reporting deleted files as well
as created and changed files that haven't been written to for 2 seconds.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fileschanged_0.6.5-2_amd64.deb 0.6.5 amd64 Debian Main
fileschanged - - -


Name Value
fam >= 2.7.0-10
gamin >= 0.1.7-4
libc6 >= 2.3
libfam0 -


Type URL
Binary Package fileschanged_0.6.5-2_i386.deb
Source Package fileschanged

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fileschanged deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fileschanged




2017-01-21 - Adrian Bunk <>
fileschanged (0.6.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Set maintainer to Debian QA Group. (see #741634)
* Apply patch from Erwan Prioul to use autotools-dev. (Closes: #748747)
2011-10-15 - gregor herrmann <>
fileschanged (0.6.5-1.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "ftbfs with gcc-4.6 -Werror": add patch 07_unused_variables.dpatch
from Ubuntu / Colin Watson:
- Avoid unused variable warnings so they don't cause build failures with
-Werror (closes: #625330, LP: #831209).
* Stop installing /usr/share/info/dir.gz (ftp-master autoreject reason).
2008-04-21 - Michael Meskes <>
fileschanged (0.6.5-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Removed patch 03_configure_ac because it causes an autotools rebuild which
in turn causes a double build failure. Closes: #442564
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.3, no change needed.
* Removed dependency on autotool, not needed anymore.
* Rearranged debian/rules so "make clean" is called before unpatch target
because upstream Makefile is buggy.
* Moved homepage from description to its own field.
* Moved copying of config.[sub|guess] to configure target. 
2006-09-04 - Juan A. Diaz <>
fileschanged (0.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release Closes: #327463

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