On 14 Dec 2007, at 23:06, Travis Gassmann wrote:
> A nice to have is a start and stop funcation, where I could have it
> watch a directory and when ever a new *.bak_YYMMDDHHmmss file  
> appears it
> will compare the files.
>
> I am looking for resoucres on how to program this script.

You might Autotest's code instructive.  It watches a directory (of  
test files) and triggers whenever it spots a change.

http://www.zenspider.com/ZSS/Products/ZenTest/

For file comparison diff-lcs should be more than enough:

http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/diff-lcs/

Regards,
Andy Stewart


-------
http://airbladesoftware.com