jrlopezp has created two tools to assist with the creation of semaphore files, a system tray tool and a command line tool.
The system tray version now supports command lines options, so this is likely the best solution.
[July/02/2005 – 184.108.40.206]
the program now accepts command switches for the creation of the semaphore files so now you can create schedule batch files and take advantage of thie new feature.
example: “c:\mdsemgen /a” (assuming MDsemgen.exe is located in C:\) will create an ALIAS.SEM in the APP folder.
For a list of available switches you can type “mdsemgen /?” or “mdsemgen /help”
UPDATE (2008/06/03): Version 2.0 has been released, see the update.
Semaphore file generator by Dave Warren (everything-mdaemon.com) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
file not found, command line version
True. Truthfully it is just as easy to type “echo. > C:\MDaemon\App\filename.sem” where “filename” is the name of the SEM you want to create.
A few SEM files read the contents of the file (adduser, deluser, etc) but most just act when the file exists at all, so the basic command line method is probably easiest.