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Systray File Watcher (for Linux)

This application will watch for updates occurring to a file, and display a notification in your system tray when updates are taking place.

This is particularly helpful for error or synchronization logs.


  • pygtk

On Ubuntu, you can install pygtk by running sudo apt-get install python-gtk2.


  1. Run sudo python install.
  2. Run systray_watch /path/to/some/file.

If the application immediately closes with the message "You must log-out and log-in again for your system tray icon to appear.", log-out and log-back in again; a system settings change was required.