g_file_monitor (
  GFile* file,
  GFileMonitorFlags flags,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Obtains a file or directory monitor for the given file, depending on the type of the file.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned.

Available since:2.18


flags GFileMonitorFlags

A set of GFileMonitorFlags.

cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: GFileMonitor

A GFileMonitor for the given file, or NULL on error. Free the returned object with g_object_unref().

 The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.