vimes: Commander of the Watch
vimes is a command-line utility that monitors files and directories
for changes, and triggers execution of user-defined commands according
to what changed. What to watch, and what to do when changes are detected,
is specified in a simple configuration file (
./Watchfile by default).
vimes was inspired by watchr, but is platform agnostic and uses
standard UNIX shell commands to specify actions.
vimes requires Node (version 0.6 or above). Once that is installed,
vimes is installed with Node's
npm install -g vimes
vimes reads a configuration file (
./Watchfile by default)
vimes ships with
man vimes vimes-watchfile
Also available online.
If you have questions about how to use
vimes; suggestions on how to
improve it; or think you've found a bug: post it to the issue tracker.
vimes is released under an MIT license; see
LICENSE.txt for details.