recieve signal when file written to

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    Hi. I would like to have my program watch over a particular file, and then recieve a signal (to probably wake a sleeping thread) when that file is written to by any other program.

    Something like FileSystemWatcher http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...components.asp only in C, would be what I'm looking for.
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    Look up the function FindFirstChangeNotification() in the win32 API. The documentation of that function, and related ones, should be enough to get you started

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    Perfect, did exactly what I needed. Thank you
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