chokidar VS Watch-fn

Compare chokidar vs Watch-fn and see what are their differences.


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


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chokidar Watch-fn
15 0
9,505 9
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5.1 0.0
6 days 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 Watch-fn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing chokidar and Watch-fn you can also consider the following projects:

Filehound - Flexible and fluent interface for searching the file system

fs-extra - Node.js: extra methods for the fs object like copy(), remove(), mkdirs() - Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server - perfect for development

graceful-fs - fs with incremental backoff on EMFILE

globby - User-friendly glob matching

rimraf - A `rm -rf` util for nodejs

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

filenamify - Convert a string to a valid safe filename

fs-jetpack - Better file system API for Node.js

write-json-file - Stringify and write JSON to a file atomically

jsbundling-rails - Bundle and transpile JavaScript in Rails with esbuild, rollup.js, or Webpack.

copy-webpack-plugin - Copy files and directories with webpack