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  • Jon00 File Watcher for Homeseer 3 & Homeseer 4

    NOTE: IF UPDATING FROM V1.0.X, PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENTATION FULLY BEFORE INSTALLING

    This Unmanaged PI allows you to monitor Windows files or folders for any changes in content and trigger Homeseer events and/or scripts when this happens.

    Triggering is possible on:

    » File Change
    » File Created
    » File Deleted
    » File Renamed
    » Folder Change
    » Folder Created
    » Folder Deleted
    » Folder Renamed

    Various filters are available including:

    » Event Type
    » File/Folder Size

    Virtual device are created for each trigger type for easy event triggering. Where available the virtual device will store the file/folder size as its value.

    A maximum of 10 different files can be monitored with this plugin. You can run multiple copies of this plugin on the same or remote network PC's as you wish.

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    As always, it is available on my site - click on my banner below.
    Last edited by jon00; December 18th, 2019, 06:48 AM.
    Jon


  • #2
    Hello Jon,

    Is it possible to monitor the printer queue
    Normally the file is not there, when you give a print the file is being created
    Normally something like 00002.SHD.

    The script is working perfect with other file's

    Thanks in Advanced

    Ed

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    • #3
      Hi Ed,

      Yes, I can add that quite easily.
      Jon

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      • #4
        Jon,



        That would be great


        Thanks

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        • #5
          Hi Ed,

          Try V1.0.2 which is now available.
          Jon

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          • #6
            Hello Jon,

            Thanks very mutch.

            It's working beautiful.

            Now i can turn on my printer automatic when i needed.


            Ed

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            • #7
              Thanks for the confirmation.

              I'm sure there will be some other novel ideas that can make use of this!
              Jon

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              • #8
                Jon

                Great idea. I tried it today, the trigger works perfectly on file change.

                Problem I have is that it double triggers. I tried delaying re-triggers but no help.

                Is this something you have seen before?

                Will

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                • #9
                  Hi Jon. Thank you for continuing to support HS2. I wish more developers would follow your lead, since HS3 is still so bug ridden.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by will40 View Post
                    Jon

                    Great idea. I tried it today, the trigger works perfectly on file change.

                    Problem I have is that it double triggers. I tried delaying re-triggers but no help.

                    Is this something you have seen before?

                    Will
                    I thought I had rectified that issue with the latest version (1.0.2)....it is a known problem with the .NET routine that does this. What file are you monitoring?
                    Jon

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Automated View Post
                      Hi Jon. Thank you for continuing to support HS2. I wish more developers would follow your lead, since HS3 is still so bug ridden.
                      No problem
                      Jon

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jon00 View Post
                        I thought I had rectified that issue with the latest version (1.0.2)....it is a known problem with the .NET routine that does this. What file are you monitoring?
                        I am monitoring an excel file (.xls) and it works great but triggers twice. Once when it is opened and again when it is closed (not saved).

                        I did more testing..

                        It will not trigger at all for a MS Word .doc or .docx file

                        It will trigger only once for a .txt file though.

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Right - Googling shows lots of issues with Office files due to their use of hidden files and then renaming.

                          Not Ideal, but you can monitor an entire folder using *.* to replace the filename and that seems to work.
                          Jon

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                          • #14
                            Hi Jon,

                            I want to monitor the log file of Barry Gordon's ProntoPAL program.
                            I want to trigger an event if a specific word occurs in the log file.
                            (not ANY changes.)
                            Is this also possible ?

                            Regards, Fischi

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                            • #15
                              No,

                              Have a look at BLLogMonitor: http://board.homeseer.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1021
                              Jon

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