Filesystem monitoring question

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    Filesystem monitoring question

    I have a FreeBSD 6.0 box with a mounted filesystem that is accessible to a number of clients via SMB and NFS.

    I would like to monitor activity on this filesystem so that every time a write to the mount is completed, my program is run (which stats the file and stores info about it in a database etc.)

    How do I construct a trigger for my code?

    If anyone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.

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    use fam?
    every alteration to filesystem gets logged then, you can add a call to your code whenever fam updates it's log.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    thanks a bunch

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