nfp is a tool that watches directories for new files and calls user-defined commands on them. Like automatically calling an upload script on a file exported from a graphics editor to a specified directory.
nfp is configured by a TOML file like this:
[[processors]] path = "/home/user/.local/share/nfp/export1" command = "python" args = ["/path/to/upload.py"] debounce = 500
You can have more than one
debounce attribute is for programs that have a habit of re-opening and overwriting files several times in quick succession. This specifies a timeout in milliseconds to wait after the file was last written and closed before calling a processing command on it.
The config file is looked up in
nfp/config.toml under the common config directory on you platform (using
directories crate to resolve that.)
In the simplest case it's just:
You probably want to run that on start-up and redirect stdout/stderr somewhere sensible.
nfp >> ~/.local/state/nfp/log 2>&1
You could also just run it via
nohup and simply close the terminal window after that.