# Watchexec 1.7.0

## Release notes

• Add -w/--watch option back to manually specify directories to watch. This is useful for cutting down on file descriptors used when watching deeply nested directory structures on Linux.
• Load .gitignore files from all watched directories, and then search upwards in the directory hierarchy for any additional ones that need to be loaded. When watching multiple directories with a common parent, .gitignore files will only be loaded once.
• Test all .gitignore files found for each notification from the outside in.