User Tools

Site Tools


fwtchrq: files watcher


fwtchrq is a tool from the Epeios project which watches files and directories from a given path and reports their modifications.
Besides files modifications, it also reports moving, renaming, creation and deletion of directories.
It makes use of task parallelism to be as fast as possible, notably when exploring the content of a directory and its sub-directories.

fwtchrq works with GNU/Linux (and probably other POSIX compliant operating systems), OS X and Windows, on IA-32, AMD64 and ARM (AArch32 and AArch64, like those on Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, ODROID… devices) architectures.


See the compilation dedicated page to see how to obtain the binaries.

Two files called fwtchrq.xcfg and fwtchrq.xlcl have to be in the same directory as the one containing the binary.



fwtchrq is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Other rights can be granted, but only by an explicitly written permission from the author of fwtchrq.




fwtchrq is developed by Claude SIMON (

Other resources

2) not active yet: see previous footnote.
computing/epeios/tools/fwtchrq/home.txt · Last modified: Fri Jan 6 11:32:52 2017 (06/01/17) by Claude SIMON