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.


OS Arch Variant Download
Linux x86-64 glibc GZ (1.2 MB)
Windows x86-64 MingW Zip (587 KB)
macOS x86-64 GZ (700 KB)

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version released on 2017-02-05 | this page built on 2022-02-19 at 03:29 | generator v0.0.2 | json metadata