🔭 Cross-platform filesystem notification library for Rust. (by notify-rs)

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  • Building a static site generator in 100 lines of Rust
    5 projects | | 19 Sep 2022
    In order to detect files changes, we use hotwatch, a simple wrapper over notify that will allow us to save a few lines.
  • Let Rust detect changes in the Markdown file and generate HTML.
    3 projects | | 11 Apr 2022
  • Track what process modify file
    2 projects | | 25 Mar 2022
    The notify crate uses the inotify API on Linux. However, it's probably not what you want, since one of its limitations is:
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (48/2021)!
    5 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
    If you want to build this yourself, you'll want to build on something like notify - there are libraries like linemux built on top of it that will do a lot of this for you too.
  • Effectively monitoring very large number of files
    2 projects | | 21 Aug 2021
    I'm most well versed in Python so I started with that and eventually ended up with a POC using watchdog, but the program took more than a day and a half to traverse everything and register all of the watches. I've been trying to learn Rust for a while, and decided to perhaps use this as an excuse to try something 'real' and not just a learning exercise. I found the notify crate ( and basically copied their example listed on their GitHub, but even this takes about 16-18 hours to place all the watches before it starts processing events. I did not see any obvious ways to enable asynchronous or async/await code in notify, so I don't know of a way to parallelize the disk I/O with this approach.
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