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A simple script that monitors changes in the file system using polling.

Project Description

A simple script that monitors changes in the file system using polling. Useful for small, platform independent projects that don’t need complex libraries like great watchdog.

Facts or why you should take a good look at watchers.py:

  • No dependencies, only Python 3.2, 3.3 or 3.4
  • Supports Windows and Unix
  • Only one file, less than 12 KB
  • Simple and minimalistic

Example

A simple program that uses watchers.py to monitor specified directory in 2 seconds interval. It prints the message on a change in a file system.

from watchers import SimpleWatcher

def foo():
    print('Something has changed in directory!')
x = SimpleWatcher(2, 'path/to/dir', foo)
x.start()

More examples available at Github.

Why polling? WHY?!

Because it works everywhere and has no other dependencies than pure Python.

Installation

Install from PyPI using pip

pip install watchers.py

Or download a file watchers.py and use it in your project directly.

Performance

System:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Debian Linux 3.13-1-686 on USB flash drive

Checking 8000 files in 2000 directories took:

                Total:    Checking one file:
Watcher:        463 ms    0.058 ms
SimpleWatcher:  379 ms    0.047 ms
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node

1.0.1-rc.1

History Node

1.0.1-beta.2

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