Subject: Re: How can I detect USB device insertion/removal?
To: Scott Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Werner Backes <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2006 10:38:32
Scott Ellis wrote:
> My issue is, how can I programatically (or with a script) detect that
> the new sd1 is connected (so I can mount it, kick off the backup, etc.)?
> Ideally, there'd be some event that gets fired when a device is
> attached/detached that I could look for, rather than just polling
> syslog. :-)
something like FreeBSD's usbd(8) would be helpful. In the meantime,
you could just write a simple program that polls /dev/usb for the
desired result. See section "USB EVENT INTERFACE" of the usb(4) man
page. It should be pretty easy to use.