chokidar VS rimraf

Compare chokidar vs rimraf and see what are their differences.


Minimal and efficient cross-platform file watching library (by paulmillr)


A `rm -rf` util for nodejs (by isaacs)
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chokidar rimraf
15 13
9,505 4,919
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5.1 2.5
6 days ago 9 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License ISC License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of chokidar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rimraf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing chokidar and rimraf you can also consider the following projects:

fs-extra - Node.js: extra methods for the fs object like copy(), remove(), mkdirs()

del - Delete files and directories

Filehound - Flexible and fluent interface for searching the file system

Watch-fn - Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server - perfect for development

proper-lockfile - An inter-process and inter-machine lockfile utility that works on a local or network file system.

graceful-fs - fs with incremental backoff on EMFILE

globby - User-friendly glob matching


mkdirp - Recursively mkdir, like `mkdir -p`, but in node.js

move-file - Move a file - Even works across devices