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File Event Normal-mode Regex Filtering

Applies to FileEventInclusionPaths and FileEventExclusionPaths preference fields.

Evaluation for regular expressions start from the beginning of the file path and must have a contiguous regular expression match for an event to be logged. Normal searching is case-insensitive when matching.

Note: Forward slashes and spaces in file paths should not be escaped when defining inclusion paths in the preference file.

To Enable Normal-mode Regex Filtering


Normal-mode Example: Regex Matching

FileEventInclusionPaths defined in plist


The above inclusion path filters will match the bold file paths and log any events from those folders.

/Users/joe/Documents/big presentation.txt
/Users/joe/Documents/big text document.pdf

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