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       incrontab - table manipulator for inotify cron (incron)


       incrontab [-u user] [-f config] file

       incrontab [-u user] [-f config] [-l | -r | -e | -t | -d]


       incrontab  is  a  table  manipulator  for  the  inotify  cron (incron) system. It creates,
       removes, modifies and lists user tables (incrontab(5)).

       Each user (including even system users without home directories) has an incron table which
       can't  be  manipulated  directly (only root can effectively change these tables and is NOT
       recommended to do so).

       All informational messages of this program  are  printed  to  the  standard  error  output

       If  /etc/incron.allow  exists  only  users  listed  here  may  use  incron.  Otherwise  if
       /etc/incron.deny exists only users NOT listed here may use incron. If none of these  files
       exists  everyone  is allowed to use incron. (Important note: This behavior is insecure and
       will be probably changed to be compatible with the style used by ISC  Cron.)  Location  of
       these files can be changed in the configuration.

       The  first  form of this command imports a file, validates it and stores to the table. "-"
       can be used for loading from the standard input.

       -u (or --user) option overrides the current (real) user to the given one. This  option  is
       intended  for  manipulation  with  system  users'  tables (such as apache, postfix, daemon
       etc.). It can be used only if the current user has root's effective rights.

       -l (or --list) option causes the current table is printed to the standard output.

       -r (or --remove) option causes the current table (if any) is  permanently  remove  without
       any warning or confirmation. Use with caution!

       -e (or --edit) option causes executing an editor for editing the user table (see below for
       the information about editor selection). You can edit your incron table now. If the  table
       is changed it stores the modified version.

       -t  (or  --types) option causes the list of supported event types (delimited by commas) is
       printed to the standard output. This feature is intended  for  front-end  applications  to
       find out which event types was compiled in.

       -d  (or  --reload)  option  causes  reloading  the current table by incrond(8). It is done
       through "touching" the table (writing into it  without  modifying  it).  This  feature  is
       intended e.g. for creating watches on newly created files (with already existing rules) or
       for rearming IN_ONESHOT watches.

       -f <FILE> (or --config=<FILE>) option specifies another  location  for  the  configuration
       file (/etc/incron.conf is used by default). This feature requires root privileges.

       There  is  a few complex algorithm how to determine which editor will be user for editing.
       If any of the following rule succeeds the appropriate editor is used:

       1. EDITOR environment variable

       2. VISUAL environment variable

       3. configuration value

       4. etc/alternatives/editor

       5. hard-wired editor (vim by default)

       It's not recommended to use graphical editors (such as gVim, KEdit etc.) due  to  possible
       problems with connecting to the X server.


       incrond(8), incrontab(5), incron.conf(5)


       Lukas   Jelinek   <>   (please   report   bugs   to  or


       This program is free software. It can be used, redistributed  and/or  modified  under  the
       terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.