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Jekyll Watch

Rebuild your Jekyll site when a file changes with the --watch switch.

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jekyll-watch comes pre-installed with Jekyll 2.1 or greater.

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'jekyll-watch'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install jekyll-watch


Pass the --watch flag to jekyll build or jekyll serve:

$ jekyll build --watch
$ jekyll serve --watch # this flag is the default, so no need to specify it here for the 'serve' command

The --watch flag can be used in combination with any other flags for those two commands, except --detach for the serve command.


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request
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