A lightweight gulp plugin for livereload to be used with the livereload chrome extension or a livereload middleware.
- Upgrade Notice
npm install --save-dev gulp-livereload
3.x Upgrade Notice
gulp-livereload will not automatically listen for changes. You now have to manually call
livereload.listen unless you set the option
var gulp =less =livereload = ;gulp;gulp;
API & Variables
These options can either be set through
port Server port host Server host basePath Path to prepend all given paths start Automatically start quiet false Disable console logging reloadPage index.html Path to the browser's current page for a full page reload
Creates a stream which notifies the livereload server on what changed.
Starts a livereload server. It takes an optional options parameter that is the same as the one noted above. Also you dont need to worry with multiple instances as this function will end immediately if the server is already runing.
Alternatively, you can call this function to send changes to the livereload server. You should provide either a simple string or an object, if an object is given it expects the object to have a
NOTE: Calling this function without providing a
pathwill do nothing.
You can also tell the browser to refresh the entire page. This assumes the page is called
index.html, you can change it by providing an optional
file path or change it globally with the options
You can also directly access the middleware of the underlying server instance (mini-lr.middleware) for hookup through express, connect, or some other middleware app
gulp-livereload also reveals the underlying server instance for direct access if needed. The instance is a "mini-lr" instance that this wraps around. If the server is not running then this will be
DEBUG environment variables to
* to see what's going on
$ DEBUG=* gulp <task>
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2014 Cyrus David
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