Entr: Rerun your build when files change

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  • air

    ☁️ Live reload for Go apps

    I've also used Air[0] (and before that Gin) which says is for Go programs but lets you configure the commands and filters to work with any language/build.

    [0] https://github.com/cosmtrek/air

  • watchexec

    Executes commands in response to file modifications

    I’ve been a happy user of watchexec[0] for the past few months but Entr seems cool.


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  • macwatch

    Simple utility to watch files on macOS

    I wrote my own file watching utility for macos: https://github.com/drpriver/macwatch

    does a similar thing.

  • FileWatcher

    A file and folder monitor that can send notifications, perform actions, or execute a command when a file or folder is changed. (by TechieGuy12)

  • Watch

    Watches for changes in a directory tree and reruns a command in an acme win or just on the terminal. (by eaburns)

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