This project intend to provide a very simple way to restart applications when you change source code or resources, thus providing a better workflow.
reloader.py [-h] [-p PATH] [-a ACTION] ...
Allows to start a program, and to monitor changes in a folder, when changes are detected in the folder, the command is restarted. This can be useful to test a software you are developping and having immediate feedback. Or to restart a daemon when configuration or data changes. Or any other use, the sky is the limit :)
/!\ if still alive before a restart, the process will be killed, your program has to be able to be killed without corrupting anything, which is always a nice feature for a software anyway :).
-h, --help show this help message and exit -p PATH, --path PATH set the path to monitor for changes -a ACTION, --action ACTION what action to perform when changes are detected -i FILES, --ignorelist FILES list of filepatterns to ignore use * as glob, used on complete filename -f SECONDS, --focus SECONDS (linux only for now) Will prevent anything from stealing focus for SECONDS seconds. -s SECONDS, --sleep SECONDS ignore all events SECONDS seconds after the last restart
./reloader.py -p testdir -i *.sw* -s 2 -a restart ls -l
will restart a ls process every time a file is created/changed/deleted in testdir folder, ignoring all vim swapfiles, and won't listen to any event less than 2 seconds after the last restart.