Watch files and translate the changes into salt events
Using generic mask options like open, access, ignored, and closed_nowrite with reactors can easily cause the reactor to loop on itself. To mitigate this behavior, consider setting the disable_during_state_run flag to True in the beacon configuration.
The inotify beacon only works on OSes that have inotify kernel support. Currently this excludes FreeBSD, macOS, and Windows.
Watch the configured files
beacons: inotify: /path/to/file/or/dir: mask: - open - create - close_write recurse: True auto_add: True exclude: - /path/to/file/or/dir/exclude1 - /path/to/file/or/dir/exclude2 - /path/to/file/or/dir/regex[a-m]*$: regex: True coalesce: True
The mask list can contain the following events (the default mask is create, delete, and modify):
The mask can also contain the following options: