wendy

Inotify-based directory watcher.

An arbitrary command is run whenever one or more filesystem events occur. Events are reported through the inotify API, which is specific to the Linux kernel.

Features

Usage

Refer to wendy(1) manual page for details and examples. The below commands are provided as a quick introduction.

Recompile a project when a source file changes:

ls *.[ch] | wendy make

Dynamic preview of a manual page (note the use of simple quotes):

export MANPAGER=/bin/cat
wendy -w manual.1 sh -c 'clear; man ./$WENDY_INODE'

Synchronize the local directory with a remote one. The value 394 is a sum of events: MODIFY, CLOSE_WRITE, MOVED_TO, CREATE:

wendy -rd -m 394 -w . rsync -av . remote:/dest

Installation

Edit config.mk if needed, then build/install with the following commands:

make
make install

Development

git clone git://z3bra.org/wendy.git

If you find any bug, please report them or send a patch to dev@z3bra.org.

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