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Downloads:

2,517

Downloads of v 1.21.0:

74

Last Update:

09 Jan 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • passcod

Tags:

watchexec file notify automatically execute watcher monitor change

watchexec

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1.21.0 | Updated: 09 Jan 2023

Downloads:

2,517

Downloads of v 1.21.0:

74

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • passcod

watchexec 1.21.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install watchexec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade watchexec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall watchexec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade watchexec -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade watchexec -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install watchexec
  win_chocolatey:
    name: watchexec
    version: '1.21.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'watchexec' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.21.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller watchexec
{
    Name     = "watchexec"
    Version  = "1.21.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'watchexec':
  ensure   => '1.21.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

NOTE

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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Jan 2023.

Description

watchexec

Software development often involves running the same commands over and over. Boring!

watchexec is a simple, standalone tool that watches a path and runs a command whenever it detects modifications.

Example use cases:

  • Automatically run unit tests
  • Run linters/syntax checkers

Features

  • Simple invocation and use
  • Runs on OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Monitors current directory and all subdirectories for changes
    • Uses most efficient event polling mechanism for your platform (except for BSD)
  • Coalesces multiple filesystem events into one, for editors that use swap/backup files during saving
  • By default, uses .gitignore to determine which files to ignore notifications for
  • Support for watching files with a specific extension
  • Support for filtering/ignoring events based on glob patterns
  • Launches child processes in a new process group
  • Sets the following environment variables in the child process:
    • If a single file changed (depending on the event type):
      • $WATCHEXEC_CREATED_PATH, the path of the file that was created
      • $WATCHEXEC_REMOVED_PATH, the path of the file that was removed
      • $WATCHEXEC_RENAMED_PATH, the path of the file that was renamed
      • $WATCHEXEC_WRITTEN_PATH, the path of the file that was modified
      • $WATCHEXEC_META_CHANGED_PATH, the path of the file whose metadata changed
    • If multiple files changed:
      • $WATCHEXEC_COMMON_PATH, the longest common path of all of the files that triggered a change
  • Optionally clears screen between executions
  • Optionally restarts the command with every modification (good for servers)
  • Does not require a language runtime

Anti-Features

  • Not tied to any particular language or ecosystem
  • Does not require a cryptic command line involving xargs

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If the package is outdated for more than two days, please let me know!


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $packageName
    unzipLocation  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    url64Bit       = 'https://github.com/watchexec/watchexec/releases/download/v1.21.0/watchexec-1.21.0-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc.zip'
    checksum64     = '177d10795feaf6510c7d1f7564b5be41f216a82bb37f62aba8be7f7330a44929'
    checksumType64 = 'sha256'
}

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
watchexec 1.20.6 84 Friday, December 9, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.20.5 234 Thursday, August 4, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.20.4 115 Saturday, July 2, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.20.3 32 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.20.2 31 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.19.0 155 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.18.12 18 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.18.11 92 Monday, March 28, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.18.9 30 Friday, March 18, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.18.8 29 Thursday, March 17, 2022 Approved
watchexec 1.17.1 287 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Approved
watchexec 1.17.0 292 Sunday, July 25, 2021 Approved
watchexec 1.16.1 131 Sunday, May 23, 2021 Approved
watchexec 1.16.0 55 Friday, May 21, 2021 Approved
watchexec 1.13.1 430 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
watchexec 1.10.3 388 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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