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What is Jalapeno?

Jalapeno is basically a watchdog which observes a directory, monitores changes in the observed directory (as example, new file, file changes, file is removed) and forwards those changes to a destination directory.

As I'm often working with a designer, who shares me the assets of our apps in a Dropbox folder, I observe this folder and copy every change to my app's directory. With this method I can be sure that I always use the latest assets he pushed into the Dropbox folder.

Actually I've no idea why I used node.js to build it, but I think I just wanted to try something new.

How to use Jalapeno?

  • As Jalapeno is using Node.js as his base you have to install it first.
  • Install watch by Mikael Rogers which does the whole watchdog operations, just type nmp install watch
  • Simple execute node jalapeno.js <absolute_path_to_observe> <absolute_path_to_dest_directory>
  • Follow Georg Kitz on Twitter.

What's next?

As jalapeno only supports files in a root folder and don't support folder hierachies at the moment, it's the logical next step to implement it.

Other things which will show up sooner or later:

  • Launch on startup.
  • Support for multiple folders to observe and multiple destination folders.GK
  • Any idea you come up with.


Jalapeno is under MIT.