watcher VS chokidar

Compare watcher vs chokidar and see what are their differences.


The file system watcher that strives for perfection, with no native dependencies and optional rename detection support. (by fabiospampinato)


Minimal and efficient cross-platform file watching library (by paulmillr)
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watcher chokidar
1 13
38 9,370
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0.0 3.9
10 months ago 8 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of watcher. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-30.


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 2022-03-16.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing watcher and chokidar 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()

Watch-fn - 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

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

filenamify - Convert a string to a valid safe filename

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.