FSMonitor
FSMonitor
1.2

4.9

FSMonitor free download for Mac

FSMonitor1.2

09 July 2020

Monitor changes to the file system.

Overview

FSMonitor monitors all changes in the file system.

Features:
  • Track all changes to the file system, including file creation, deletion, change of content, renames, and change-of-attributes
  • Examine the changed files with any of the four provided display modes
  • Inspector to display the exact kind of change
  • Filter the list of changed files by path, event category, or process
  • Reveal changed files in Finder or Terminal

What's new in FSMonitor

Version 1.2
  • Filters now have an option to permanently discard non-matching events while recording. This can improve performance quite a bit. With a restrictive enough filter rule, it is now more realistic to have FSMonitor running in the background.
  • You can now manually select light or dark mode appearance form the view menu, independently from the system appearance (macOS 10.14 and later only).
  • Event times now get displayed with millisecond precision.
  • There is now a column for the inode number in both the list view and the text view.
  • The export format slightly changed. Times are now exported with millisecond precision, and the date/time format now conforms to the ISO8601 standard. Furthermore, the inode number is now included. Scripts that parse the exported files might have to be adjusted.
  • The text view is now non-wrapping.
  • Fixed a bug where when the kernel was overwhelmed with the amount changes, we would not display all changes that the kernel did managed to report.
  • Various user interface, stability, and performance improvements.

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How would you rate FSMonitor app?

4 Reviews of FSMonitor

5
Gog4
24 July 2019
Version: 1.1

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Most underrated app out there by now! Nothing can put a price on knowing exactly what as been installed or changed after doing any action on your computer.
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5
Gog4
24 July 2019
Version: 1.1
Most underrated app out there by now! Nothing can put a price on knowing exactly what as been installed or changed after doing any action on your computer.
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5
SweetP Productions
24 October 2017
Version: 1.0.7
great app, I also bought this after trying for only 5mins
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5
ylluminate
28 April 2017
Version: 1.0.4
Absolutely indispensable. This is a critical tool and if you are serious about performance issues or troubleshooting any problems, you truly cannot live without this tool in your Dock. Thrilled that the developer has surpassed `fseventer` with this. Not only does this have more functionality, but it also is faster. Really looking forward to what other tricks the dev might have up his sleeve (for example, maybe some things re: sysctl max values and other things that top might reveal *could* be useful when diagnosing some issues with this... food for thought?)!
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5
Madmacmad
05 March 2017
Version: 1.0.1
if you know and have used fseventer... than you will LOVE this! after starting the demo I imminently bought the app.... work very well ans tells you what is going on :-) very useful to find bad behaviors and spyware etc.... highly recommend!
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$18.99

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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