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A nose plugin to watch for changes within the local directory.

Project Description

A nose plugin to watch for changes within the local directory.

Inspired by the nose-watch nose plugin.

Note: nose-watcher will only run on linux, due to the depenency on python-inotify and inotify.


  • Watches for changes in the local directory, then runs nosetests with the specified command line options.
  • Doesn’t run the tests multiple times if you’re using vim, Unlike the similar plugin nose-watch.
  • Specify additional filetypes to watch using the command line argument –filetype.


pip install nose-watcher


nosetests --with-watcher

nosetests --with-watcher --filetype .txt

Additional Contributors


0.1.2 (2014-06-09)

  • Handle KeyboardInterrupts while watching for changes.

0.1.1 (2014-06-08)

  • Improve documentation
  • Improve unit tests

0.1.0 (2014-06-08)

  • First release on PyPI.

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