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Auto-refreshes your browser after updating files in your project in a development environment.
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django-fresh

django-fresh will auto-refresh your browser whenever you update to any of the files in your project. Very useful for development, not intended for production!

How It Works

django-fresh injects a small piece of JavaScript into each of your HTML pages which will then make the page poll your Django app checking if files were changed. If django-fresh sees that you modified a file it will tell the next polling to refresh the page.

Setup

  1. Install fresh by running pip install django-fresh.
  2. In settings.py add fresh to INSTALLED_APPS.
  3. In settings.py add fresh.middleware.FreshMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
  4. In settings.py have SITE_ROOT variable set to the absolute path of your projects files.
  5. In urls.py add url(r'', include('fresh.urls')) to urlpatterns.

SITE_ROOT Example

This will dynamically grab the location of your settings file and make it your site root, django-fresh will recursively watch everything in the settings file's folder.

SITE_ROOT = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))

Note: Be sure you import os before using the above code or you'll get an error!

Optional Custom Settings

You have two customizable choices:

  1. FRESH_ACCEPTED_EXTENSIONS is an array that is checked when files are updated, if an extension is not in the list it won't trigger a refresh.
  2. FRESH_IGNORED_PAGES is an array that is checked before injecting the refresh code, if page in list it won't have the code injected.

FRESH_ACCEPTED_EXTENSIONS Defaults

FRESH_ACCEPTED_EXTENSIONS = [
    '.py',
    '.html',
    '.js',
    '.css',
]

FRESH_IGNORED_PAGES Defaults

FRESH_IGNORED_PAGES = [
    '/admin/',
    '/admin_keywords_submit/',
]

Notice

django-fresh checks to see if debug is True, if it is False it doesn't do anything to prevent you from accidently including it in production.

License (Simplified BSD)

Copyright (c) Isaac Bythewood
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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