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Bug 831216 - sys-fs/inotify-tools- output is missing filename when watching single files
Summary: sys-fs/inotify-tools- output is missing filename when watching single...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Ionen Wolkens
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-15 01:50 UTC by Brand Huntsman
Modified: 2022-06-29 14:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Brand Huntsman 2022-01-15 01:50:11 UTC and above contain a change that removed the filename which triggered the event when watching single files. The upstream bug report is at and an incomplete pull request to fix it is at

`inotifywait -q foo bar` only outputs ` OPEN` when either file is opened, while and below would output `bar OPEN` when bar is opened.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-01-15 01:56:28 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit b524fba9fcd3394fff8cc35a20ef3d831f4f1c77
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2022-01-15 01:56:11 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2022-01-15 01:56:15 +0000

    sys-fs/inotify-tools: destabilize
    Reported regression.
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 sys-fs/inotify-tools/inotify-tools- | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 2 Brand Huntsman 2022-01-18 20:45:22 UTC
This issue is fixed in
Comment 3 Ionen Wolkens gentoo-dev 2022-06-29 14:52:49 UTC
(In reply to Brand Huntsman from comment #2)
> This issue is fixed in
Thanks, I guess nothing for me to do here then.