delta: A library for detecting file changes
Delta is a library for detecting file changes in any given directory. The package is written using the sodium FRP library but it also provides a callback based API.
File changes on OS X are based on the
FSEvents API that is also
used by TimeMachine. On other operating systems the library
currently uses recursive descents in directories. I will include
inotify for Linux. If someone would like to have a non-polling
based API for windows or BSD, I would really like it if anyone
The project also contains an executable, delta-run, which allows you to run arbitrary shell commands when a file in a directory (recursively) changes.
$> delta-run --help Usage: delta-run [-i|--interval INTERVAL] [-v|--verbose] FILE CMD Available options: -h,--help Show this help text -i,--interval INTERVAL Run at most every n seconds -v,--verbose Print extra output FILE The directory that is watched CMD The command to run
For example you could use
delta-run to rebuild your project
everytime the source changes like this:
delta-run ./src "cabal build"
|Versions [faq]||0.1.0.0, 0.1.0.1, 0.1.2.0, 0.2.0.0, 0.2.1.0, 0.2.1.1, 0.2.1.2|
|Dependencies||base (>=4.6 && <4.9), containers (>=0.5), delta, directory (>=1.2), filepath (>=1.3), hfsevents (>=0.1.5), optparse-applicative (>=0.10), process (>=1.2), sodium (>=0.11), time (>=1.5) [details]|
|Revised||Revision 2 made by muzzle at 2015-07-23T21:07:40Z|
|Source repo||head: git clone https://github.com/kryoxide/delta.git|
|Uploaded||by muzzle at 2015-07-23T17:23:29Z|
|Downloads||4428 total (4 in the last 30 days)|
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