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osx_watchfolder

by Paul Wilson
http://merecomplexities.com

DESCRIPTION:

osx_watchfolder is a tiny gem to take advantages of OSX 10.5's folder watching functionality.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

osx_watchfolder enables you to point a script at a directory, or group of directories, and be notified of changes. Example usages are autotest-like scripts.

Due to limitations with Ruby threading and Ruby-Cocoa, folders may only be watched from the main Ruby thread.

Only works on OSX 10.5+ (Leopard), obviously.

SYNOPSIS:

To run a method 'run_tests' when a change is detected in a couple of folders:

require 'rubygems'
require 'osx_watchfolder'
OsxWatchfolder::FolderWatcher.new("lib", "test") { run_tests}.start

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Only works on OSX 10.5+ (Leopard)

INSTALL:

sudo gem install osx_watchfolder

or

gem install osx_watchfolder

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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