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This is a brand new LiveReload in version 2.0.0.

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Installation

Python LiveReload is designed for web developers who know Python.

Install Python LiveReload with pip:

$ pip install livereload

If you don’t have pip installed, try easy_install:

$ easy_install livereload

Command Line Interface

Python LiveReload provides a command line utility, livereload, for starting a server in a directory.

By default, it will listen to port 35729, the common port for LiveReload browser extensions.

$ livereload --help
usage: livereload [-h] [-p PORT] [directory]

Start a `livereload` server

positional arguments:
  directory             Directory to watch for changes

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -p PORT, --port PORT  Port to run `livereload` server on

Developer Guide

The new livereload server is designed for developers. It can power a wsgi application now:

from livereload import Server, shell

server = Server(wsgi_app)

# run a shell command
server.watch('static/*.stylus', 'make static')

# run a function
def alert():
    print('foo')
server.watch('foo.txt', alert)

# output stdout into a file
server.watch('style.less', shell('lessc style.less', output='style.css'))

server.serve()

The Server class accepts parameters:

  • app: a wsgi application
  • watcher: a watcher instance, you don’t have to create one

server.watch

server.watch can watch a filepath, a directory and a glob pattern:

server.watch('path/to/file.txt')
server.watch('directory/path/')
server.watch('glob/*.pattern')

You can also use other library (for example: formic) for more powerful file adding:

for filepath in formic.FileSet(include="**.css"):
    server.watch(filepath, 'make css')

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