dirs VS watchexec

Compare dirs vs watchexec and see what are their differences.


a low-level library that provides config/cache/data paths, following the respective conventions on Linux, macOS and Windows (by xdg-rs)
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dirs watchexec
1 14
167 3,677
0.6% 3.0%
0.0 8.8
about 2 months ago 9 days ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dirs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of watchexec. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-29.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dirs and watchexec you can also consider the following projects:

entr - Run arbitrary commands when files change

fswatch - A cross-platform file change monitor with multiple backends: Apple OS X File System Events, *BSD kqueue, Solaris/Illumos File Events Notification, Linux inotify, Microsoft Windows and a stat()-based backend.

coreutils - Cross-platform Rust rewrite of the GNU coreutils

fd - A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'


concurr - Performs distributed command execution, written in Rust w/ Tokio

watchman - Watches files and records, or triggers actions, when they change.

snatch - A simple, fast and interruptable download accelerator, written in Rust

fontfinder - GTK application for browsing and installing fonts from Google's font archive

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

rrun - minimalistic command launcher in rust

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!