Home > Java > Watching Mac OS X File Events from Windows Watching Mac OS X File Events from Windows Submitted by Eugenia 2005-06-19 Java 6 Comments With “only a little Java code and a third-party product,” Bob Reselman was able to make Windows pay attention to the goings-on of a Macintosh server. Here’s how he did it. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 6 Comments 2005-06-19 10:19 pm It should be titles Watching MacOSX File Events. The from windows part makes it look like something special, meanwhile this is really nothing special. Nothing to see here, move along. 2005-06-19 10:53 pm I ran the file system watcher thing an it worked great! I thought that this feature was only available on Tiger but I’ve only got Panther! It’s a pity the library isn’t free ’cause then I’d play around with it much more. 2005-06-20 12:03 am Can you interfere with the traffic, eg wait for a file called “Bob’s Performance Report” to flow through and replace the contents so it looks like the company would sink without a trace if it weren’t for yours truly? 2005-06-20 1:28 am We use JNI wrapper for OS dependant access in our jaa projects. it is possibly the best JNI library. Very good for dll, com, registry access. Plus it has Linux-Mac support. it is commercial but royalty-free and cheap. 2005-06-20 6:17 am Solves a well-defined problem in a pragmatic manner. Bravo. 2005-06-21 12:31 am Couldn’t he have accomplished the same task using NSWorkspace without having to pay a license fee for JNIWrapper?