fseventer
fseventer 2.7.6
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Observe filesystem changes due to software installation, and more.   Free
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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
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • admin access.



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fseventer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(17)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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+330

Kobalt reviewed on 23 Jan 2014
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
[Version 2.7.6]


burypromote

+14

Tom E. Gun reviewed on 24 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.7.6]


burypromote

+33

Macgruder reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
Beyond awesome
[Version 2.7.6]


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+12

Akjim reviewed on 13 Apr 2011
Extraordinarily useful tool. Please, may we have the equivalent for network and IP traffic? Please, please .....
[Version 2.7.6]


burypromote
+2

+108

Gitteboy reviewed on 17 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 2.7.6]


burypromote

+9
Atalantia commented on 01 Aug 2010
Yes, thanks a lot for 2.7.5 Even you have to restart "com.fernlightning.fseventer root" manualy sometimes.
[Version 2.7.5]

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Rbrtpntn (developer) replied on 06 Aug 2010
[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.
burypromote
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Atalantia replied on 07 Aug 2010
2.7.6 has solved this problem.
burypromote
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+9
Atalantia commented on 08 Mar 2010
Still after 1 year 64Bit Machines a 64bit Version is not out from this programm. Are they still working on it?
[Version 2.6.6]

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+6

+63
Krioni replied on 01 Aug 2010
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.
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Atalantia replied on 02 Aug 2010
Yes Krioni, your comment really shows me that you not have the foggiest idea how the kernel works and what fseventer exactly does.
burypromote
+1

+63
Krioni replied on 05 Aug 2010
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.
burypromote
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Atalantia replied on 05 Aug 2010
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.
burypromote
+2

+63
Krioni replied on 05 Aug 2010
I guess it was a misunderstanding. My apologies. Thank you for following up to explain this for the rest of us.
burypromote

+30
Mtcobra commented on 28 Aug 2009
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?
[Version 2.6.6]

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+8
RbrtPntn (developer) replied on 06 Sep 2009
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.
burypromote
+2

+20

lylehm reviewed on 26 Jul 2009
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.
[Version 2.6.6]


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+6

JP2110 reviewed on 02 Feb 2009
This is essential stuff. It should be on every Mac. it can solve so many problems, you can't even imagine.
[Version 2.6.6]


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+50
Peter da Silva had trouble on 28 Apr 2008
What do the little number badges on the file icons represent?
[Version 2.5]

1 Reply

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+3

+8
RbrtPntn (developer) replied on 01 May 2008
The file badges show a count of how many events have occurred with each file. Also, if you open the inspector and click on the file then you can see the list of these events.

Rcstek rated on 09 Oct 2012

[Version 2.7.6]



+38

Philih rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 2.7.6]


Downloads:41,663
Version Downloads:13,891
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:02 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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