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    electron-reloader

    Simple auto-reloading for Electron apps during development

    It just works. When files used in the main process are changed, the app is restarted, and when files used in the browser window are changed, the page is reloaded.

    Note that it will not work correctly if you transpile the main process JS files of your app, but it doesn't make sense to do that anyway.

    Install

    npm install --save-dev electron-reloader

    Requires Electron 5 or later.

    Usage

    The following must be included in the app entry file, usually named index.js:

    try {
    	require('electron-reloader')(module);
    } catch {}

    You have to pass the module object so we can read the module graph and figure out which files belong to the main process.

    The try/catch is needed so it doesn't throw Cannot find module 'electron-reloader' in production.

    API

    reloader(module, options?)

    module

    Type: object

    The global module object.

    options

    Type: object

    ignore

    Type: Array<string | RegExp>

    Ignore patterns passed to chokidar.

    By default, files/directories starting with a ., .map files, and node_modules directories are ignored. This option is additive to those.

    watchRenderer

    Type: boolean
    Default: true

    Watch files used in the renderer process and reload the window when they change.

    Setting this to false can be useful if you use a different reload strategy in the rendererer process, like HMR.

    debug

    Type: boolean
    Default: false

    Prints watched paths and when files change.

    Can be useful to make sure you set it up correctly.

    Tip

    Using it with Webpack watch mode

    Just add the source directory to the ignore option. The dist directory is already watched, so when a source file changes, webpack will build it and output it to the dist directory, which this module will detect.

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    Install

    npm i electron-reloader

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    3,707

    Version

    1.2.3

    License

    MIT

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