How to rate limit processes started by incron?

From: Christoph Sievers <>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 20:21:07 +0200


if I wanted to scp each file that is written within a certain
directory I'd use an incrontab line like

/home/sync/ IN_CLOSE_WRITE /usr/bin/scp $@$# sync_at_anotherhost

I'm also using SSH ControlMaster so that I do not open more than one
ssh connection (the Master is opened by Autossh beforehand).


Unfortunately someone copies 30 thousand files to /home/sync which
results in a lot of processes and a lot of things go wrong then. How
do I can I solve this?

telling incron to not start things in parallel or only a certain
amount of parallel processes?
queueing with anything else?

thank you reading my mail and thank you in advance for your answers :)

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