Read events from an inotify instance


array inotify_read ( resource $inotify_instance )

Read inotify events from an inotify instance.



Resource returned by inotify_init

Return Values

An array of inotify events or FALSE if no events was pending and inotify_instance is non-blocking. Each event is an array with the following keys:

  • wd is a watch descriptor returned by inotify_add_watch
  • mask is a bit mask of events
  • cookie is a unique id to connect related events (e.g. IN_MOVE_FROM and IN_MOVE_TO)
  • name is the name of a file (e.g. if a file was modified in a watched directory)

See Also

  • inotify_init
  • stream_select
  • stream_set_blocking
  • inotify_queue_len