Drop-in replacement for filewatcher that watches directories instead of individual files in order to use less file handles.
Watching files with Node.JS is still a mess. While
filewatcher addresses most of these issues, one problem still remains: OS X uses one file handle for each
fs.watch() call. Since the maximum number of file handles is quite low by default, you quickly run into
To use less file handles,
fwatch uses dirwatcher (which in turn uses filewatcher under the hood) to watches a file's directory instead.
var fwatch = ;var w = ;// watch a filew;w;w;// stop watching a given filew;// ... stop watching all watched filesw;
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Copyright (c) 2015 Felix Gnass
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