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dArkMaGE
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 4:19 am    Post subject: what does fam actually do? Reply with quote

okay, i know that kde is supposed to use it, and that checks for changes to files or something like that... but i cant figure out what it actually does? is there an actual good reason to start it up at boot time?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man fam

to quote:

The man page for fam wrote:
fam is a server that tracks changes to the file system and relays these changes to interested applications.


It's basically a centralized way to monitor important files for changes, rather than having individual applications each poll the file system on their own. So, for things like your mail program, etc.

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