I want to be able to allow the user an interface screen which allows them to select specific directories on their computer, and on the network that this computer is hooked into. the user will be able to pick specific derectories. the directories that the user picks (or the files inside those directories) will then be monitored for % change, new, deleted, ...etc., and a daily log file will be generated detailing the chosen directories
I have visual foxpro, visual c++, and visual basic. i can use any if i need to (if one is easier for this task than the others)
my initial thoughts are that i do not know how to monitor these files. how can i keep track of different files and directories which are potentially (or probably) dynamic ? i looked at news2news.com and they have a good collection of API functions, but nothing that seems to give detailed info about individual files or directories. if i had just 1 API function that did what i needed then i could base the whole thing around that. would it be possible to write that function myself ? is it possible to get file information over a network ?
please excuse my thinking aloud. well i threw alot of info out there, any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, references, links, experience....anything would be appreciated