watcher VS output-files

Compare watcher vs output-files 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)


Output a tree of files and directories by providing an object. Especially useful for testing with real files. (by dword-design)
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watcher output-files
1 1
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0.0 6.9
10 months ago 6 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 output-files. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-21.
  • How to Write File-Based Tests With Real Files
    8 projects | | 21 Apr 2021
    I also wrote another helper package output-files that creates a whole file tree at once by passing an object. It's much easier than writing a lot of fs.writeFile calls to create many files.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing watcher and output-files you can also consider the following projects:

mock-fs - Configurable mock for the fs module

jest - Delightful JavaScript Testing.

chokidar - Minimal and efficient cross-platform file watching library

with-local-tmp-dir - Creates a temporary folder inside cwd, cds inside the folder, runs a function, and removes the folder. Especially useful for testing.

endent - ⬅️ An ES6 string tag makes indentation better

expect - Write better assertions

sequentially-generate-planet-mbtiles - Generate vector tiles for the entire planet on relatively low spec hardware.

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

mocha - ☕️ simple, flexible, fun javascript test framework for node.js & the browser