Skip to main content

A small command line utility and python lib to run automated things when files change

Project description

Ponytor

A small command line utility and python lib to run automated things when files change

Installation

sudo pip install ponytor

Usage - as command line tool

Syntax:

ponytor PATH_TO_WATCH COMMAND_TO_RUN

Example: this will run the working_on_this.py file each time it’s changed (saved), printing the date of the run.

ponytor working_on_this.py "echo `date` && python working_on_this.py"

Usage - as a python lib

The usage is really simple:

from ponytor import monitor

monitor('/path/to/monitor.txt', function_to_run_on_change)

Example: the same as the command line tool usage example

from os import system
from ponytor import monitor

def my_callback():
    system('echo `date`')
    system('python working_on_this.py')

monitor('working_on_this.py', my_callback)

Or, a simpler way:

from os import system
from ponytor import monitor, build_command_callback

monitor('working_on_this.py',
        build_command_callback('echo `date` && python working_on_this.py')

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for ponytor, version 0.1
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size ponytor-0.1.tar.gz (2.0 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page