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fseventer allows you to graphically observe filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight. One example of use could be to determine what files are changed via software installation, preferences, etc...

What's New

Version 2.7.6:
  • Same as 2.7.5 but now supports older G3/G4 machines.
  • Security changes so as to follow Apple's recommendations for privileged helper tools.
  • Support for 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • admin access.

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Kobalt Member IconReview+464
Kobalt
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Apparently "fseventer (as of Oct 2013) does run in osx 10.9 Mavericks. (In earlier developer previews it would not run due to a Apple code signing requirement bug.)".

So that's good news!

http://fernlightning.com/doku.php?id=software:fseventer:start

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Version 2.7.6
Tom E. Gun Member IconReview+39
Tom E. Gun
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Very useful, intuitive, simple and graphically revealing app. And the best part is that it's freeware!

Sadly it doesn't work anymore on OS X 10.9. We'd need an update soon.

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Version 2.7.6
Macgruder Member IconReview+49
Macgruder
+0

Beyond awesome

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Version 2.7.6
Akjim Member IconReview+31
Akjim
+1

Extraordinarily useful tool. Please, may we have the equivalent for network and IP traffic? Please, please .....

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Version 2.7.6
Gitteboy Member IconReview+148
Gitteboy
+2

I do not use this a lot but it is the best in what it does.
Sometimes handy to search for hidden flag files like keys ;)

A tool that everyone should master.

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Version 2.7.6
Atalantia Member IconComment+44
Atalantia
+1

Yes, thanks a lot for 2.7.5 Even you have to restart "com.fernlightning.fseventer root" manualy sometimes.

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Version 2.7.5
Rbrtpntn (Developer)
+1

[Even you have to restart "com.fernlightning.fseventer root" manualy sometimes] - could you explain what you mean? com.fernlightning.fseventer is deamon run by launchd on behalf of the main app, starting/stopping/etc on demand. You should never need to touch it.

Atalantia
+1

2.7.6 has solved this problem.

Atalantia Member IconComment+44
Atalantia
+2

Still after 1 year 64Bit Machines a 64bit Version is not out from this programm. Are they still working on it?

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Version 2.6.6
Krioni
+7

Unless you can either explain why 64 bit would help this program in some way, or point to an explanation by someone who can, I will assume you have no idea why such a "feature" would be desirable. It isn't magic - if being 64 bit won't help this app or your computer run better, then it would be a waste of time for the developer to add it.

Can you explain? If not, then your comment was pointless.

Atalantia
+0

Yes Krioni, your comment really shows me that you not have the foggiest idea how the kernel works and what fseventer exactly does.

Krioni
+1

You imply by your response that there would, in fact, be a benefit if fseventer were 64 bit. However, you don't actually say that it would, nor do you explain how.

I've seen a lot of people suggest that every piece of software under the sun should be upgraded to 64 bit, even in cases where it would actually decrease efficiency. I'll admit that I don't know enough about the interplay of the kernel and fseventer to know whether being 64 bit would somehow improve fseventer (although I must assume the developer knows more than either of us).

It would be nice if you have enough knowledge (which you imply without directly saying or proving), for you to share that knowledge with us so that we can make informed decisions as to whether your complaint bears merit.

Atalantia
+4

I see, there was a misapprehension. The problem was that. If you run the kernel in 64bit, fseventer did not work. But now with 2.7.6 everything is ok and we all are happy that this little piece of big software is working again.

Krioni
+3

I guess it was a misunderstanding. My apologies. Thank you for following up to explain this for the rest of us.

Mtcobra Member IconComment+79
Mtcobra
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This software is listed as being "free." Yet when you read the 'license agreement you encounter this:

2 LICENCE KEY
2.1 The use of the software, beyond ‘demo' mode and any specified trial period, requires a licence key from the licensor. The licence key may be a printable digital key, a non-printable file, or any other mechanism used by the licensee for licence activation purposes. Each licensee, upon payment of the licence fee, will be provided with one licence key which may be used by that licensee only. The licence key will be valid for all point releases of the current major releases. The licensee shall not (i) attempt to “hack,” “crack,” or otherwise override this licence key or (ii) distribute this licence key.

Which is it, Free or Fee?

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Version 2.6.6
RbrtPntn (Developer)
+3

The trial period of the current version is indefinite.

The app occasionally asks if you'd like to make a donation, and this donation request can be turned off via a checkbox.

lylehm Member IconReview+31
lylehm
+3

Freeware that is well worth a donation. If you need to know what files are being accessed on your system (helpful for so many things) in an easy to use, attractive interface, this is the best I've seen.
Please consider the value you receive and take the time to donate. Developers of such useful apps must be enticed to continue their efforts to all our benefit.

To the fellow that was confused by the toolbar buttons...
Hover your mouse over the button for a popup. You can also right-click and select "Customize Toolbar." There you can either identify all the buttons, customize their arrangement, or permanently add text labels.

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Version 2.6.6
JP2110 Member IconReview+7
JP2110
+3

This is essential stuff. It should be on every Mac. it can solve so many problems, you can't even imagine.

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Version 2.6.6
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Philih
Version 2.7.6
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Downloads 43,035
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Date 02 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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