Naive Props Mutation


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    Simple file change monitoring for any kind of development.

    Note: Noprob has just been released and I haven't had the chance to test it on Windows yet. I'll get to it soon.


    Having a utility that can restart or recompile or reconfigure or rewhatever whenever you change a file can be incredibly convenient. Many programs of this sort are geared to work with a specific toolchain or tend to be overly complicated for what should be a simple task.

    No worries. Noprob's got your back, no problem.


    Install npm. (it comes with Node.js).

    Run: $ npm -g install noprob


    • -h, --help
      • Output usage information.
    • -x, --exec [command]
      • String to execute globally on any file change.
      • You can wrap command strings in single ' or double " quotes.
    • -l, --local [command]
      • String to execute locally on any file that's changed.
      • Use <file> to mark where to insert the change file's name in the command string.
    • -w, --watch [directory]
      • Directory to watch.
    • -e, --extension [extensions]
      • List of file extensions to watch.
      • Wrap in single or double quotes and seperate extensions with a |.
    • -d, --dot
      • Watch hidden dot files.
      • Files that begin with a '.' or that are in a folder that begins with a '.' are ignored by default. Use this option to watch them.

    Usage and Examples

    There are two ways to execute commands in Noprob: globally and locally.

    Global commands run once on noprob startup and then on every file change without worrying about specific files. They are defined with -x or --exec.

    Run and restart a node server on javascript source changes:

    • $ noprob -x 'node server.js' -e 'js'

    Local commands accept the <file> tag which will insert the changed file's name into the command. They are defined with -l or --local.

    Compile individual coffescript files in the "src" folder into javascript on demand (closely mimics coffescript's internal -w option):

    • $ noprob -l 'coffee -c <file>' -e 'coffee' -w src

    Copy changed files into a 'copies' folder one directory above the current one (we don't put it in a nested directory since noprob would try to copy new files it copies into there)

    • $ noprob -l 'cp <file> ../copies/'




    npm i noprob-api

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