Whats the meaning of "Monitoring the File System" in Composer?

P24601
New Contributor II

Hi Im looking for composer as app packaging tool.

So I can understand when it needed "Normal snapshots" and the other snapshot.

But "Monitoring the File System" is not.

What is the appropriate case for this function? and how its different with snapshot?

 

I need your help Thank you

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mainelysteve
Valued Contributor

Only during. It uses file system events to capture things like plist creation, directory creation, modification, etc. 

Snapshots are before and after. 

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mainelysteve
Valued Contributor

This should hopefully answer your question. 

Essentially it monitors changes in the filesystem whilst you create the package. Snapshots are comparisons of before and after. 

P24601
New Contributor II

You mean monitor didn't compare before and after?

Just catch the changes in installation?

Thank you

mainelysteve
Valued Contributor

Only during. It uses file system events to capture things like plist creation, directory creation, modification, etc. 

Snapshots are before and after. 

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