Monitoring the File System

Composer uses the File System Events (FSEvents) framework to monitor any changes that are made to the file system during the installation process. Next, Composer creates a package source based on the changes.

Keep the following in mind when monitoring the file system to create a package source:
  • You cannot quit Composer during the installation process.

  • You cannot log in or restart during the installation process.

  • It is possible for FSEvents to miss events if there is too much file system activity.

  1. Open Composer and authenticate locally.
  2. In the toolbar, click New .
  3. Under the Monitor Installation heading in the sidebar, select Snapshot.
  4. Select Monitor File System Changes and click Next.
  5. Enter a name for the package and click Next.
  6. Install and configure your software, and then click Create Package Source.