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File Alteration Monitor
FAM monitors files and directories, notifying interested applications
of changes.
This package provides a server that can monitor a given list of files
and notify applications through a socket. If the kernel supports
dnotify (kernels >= 2.4.x) FAM is notified directly by the kernel.
Otherwise it has to poll the files' status. FAM can also provide an
RPC service for monitoring remote files (such as on a mounted NFS
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