inotify -watch for file to change

2014-01-28 1 min read Learning Linux
Here is a simple command for you. It uses inotify tools. So first you need to install : sudo yum install inotify-tools and then you can try something like this: while true; do inotifywait -r -e modify --exclude=".swp" . && make; done Here, once the file changes, we are running make, but you can do anything you want. Related articles Development Server: Automatic Reload on Code Change Concurrent or lock access in bash script function