Re: dbms_scheduler.create_file_watcher

From: Adrian <bulleid_at_ku.gro.lioff>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:03:18 +0100
Message-ID: <1F5Mr4BGnXgQFwtP_at_ku.gro.lloiff>

In message <>, Mladen Gogala <> writes
>On Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:58:49 +0100, Adrian wrote:
>> Jonathan is right in his assumption, I would like to be able to load
>> files as soon as I spot that they have arrived, whilst this could be
>> done using cron and a script of some form. Whilst I have nothing
>> against doing things at OS level, there seems some logic in allowing the
>> DB to do it if possible.
>Adrian, as far as I know, there is nothing like that in the database. If
>you come to think of it, databases are unlikely to have things like that
>because monitoring file needs kernel call to monitor inode, which is
>precisely what Inotify is. I doubt that there is an elegant way of doing it
>in the database.

Thanks for the follow up, the file watcher, and a corresponding routine (I think the documentation shows a good starting point) looked ideal, but if we need to provide a password (not unreasonable), then we could be sunk. It is looking like plan B (a cron job).


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