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Queries the paths being watched.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FSEvents 5.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "FSEvents.PathsBeingWatched"; FSEventsRef )   More


Parameter Description Example
FSEventsRef The reference number for this FSEvents object. $fstream


Returns path list or error.


Queries the paths being watched.


Query paths being watched:

Delete All Records [No dialog]
Set Variable [$path; Value:MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" )]
Set Variable [$sinceWhen; Value:"now"]
If [not IsEmpty(FSEvents::LastID)]
    Set Variable [$sinceWhen; Value:FSEvents::LastID]
End If
Set Variable [$fstream; Value:MBS("FSEvents.Create"; $path; $sinceWhen; "IgnoreSelf, FileEvents, WatchRoot"; 2)]
If [MBS("IsError")]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Error"; "Failed to create file system event monitor."]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Paths"; MBS( "FSEvents.PathsBeingWatched"; $fstream )]
End If

See also

This function is free to use.

Created 18th November 2015, last changed 13th March 2016

FSEvents.NextEvent - FSEvents.Release