Quick and easy cli command to watch a directory for file changes and run a provided command when any files have been changed, removed or added.
npm install -g tend
Usage: tend tend <action> tend [--restart] [--start] [--ignoreHidden] [--filter <filter>] [<dir> <command>] tend (--help | --version) Options: -h --help Show this help text -v --version Show tend version information -r --restart If <command> is still running when there is a change, stop and re-run it -i --ignoreHidden Ignore changes to files which start with "." -f --filter <filter> Use <filter> regular expression to filter which files trigger the command -s --start Run <command> as soon as tend executes
tend --restart --ignoreHidden ./ "node server.js"
tend with no cli arguments will try to load your
.tendrc file and start from any configuration set in that
tend will try to load your
.tendrc file and run the command provided in the section
<action>. It will run the command
once and will not watch for changes in
tend [--restart] [--start] [--ignoreHidden] [--filter <filter>] [<dir> <command>]
tend with options for a single directory/command from cli rather than loading options from
tend (--help | --version)
Show help/version information about
tend can accept it's configuration from a
.tendrc file rather than taking arguments from
the command line. Using
.tendrc also allows you to run multiple instances of
tend at once.
.tendrc files are parsed using rc.
; global settingsignoreHidden=true[js]directory=./srccommand=uglifyjs -o ./build/main.min.js ./src/*.js[app]directory=./appcommand=node ./app/server.jsrestart=truestart=true
The above config will run two instances of
tend --ignoreHidden ./src "uglifyjs -o ./build/main.min.js ./src/*.js"# ANDtend --ignoreHidden --restart ./app "node ./app/server.js"
ignoreHidden- ignore hidden folders
commandif a file changes while the previous is still running
directory- the directory to watch for changes
filter- regular expression filter for filenames which will trigger
command- the command to run when a file has changed
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