hawkeye
Monitors files for changes and fires commands straight at them when they do.
Last updated 7 years ago by bkuri .
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hawkeye - track files and fire commands at them (like a boss).

Why reinvent the wheel?

This functionality was inspired by tools like grunt and fsniper (to name a couple). The reason why I decided to take a whack at it was because I thought they are either too complex for the job at hand or too difficult to configure. Hawkeye uses a very simple configuration syntax to get you going. Plus it has a method called "deploy(warhead)" that actually works, which is just plain awesome.

Target any file

You can use any valid glob-style pattern to target files. If you already know you way around the command line, you probably already know how to glob files:

  • A single asterisk (*) selects everything
  • Specific extensions are specified with an asterisk followed by the extension (*.txt)
  • A literal file name can be specified by just naming it (i.e. example.txt)
  • More complex patterns can be found in the minimatch readme

Run any command

The moment a tracked file is modified on disk, the related command is executed and the results are logged by stdout/stderr (for now, although I will add support for standard log files soon). Real time tracking is provided by the most excellent [node-]inotify.

Examples

Create a JSON file on the current path which serves as a config file:

$ hawkeye -C watch.json

A file with contents similar to this one is created:

{
  "/your/path" : {
    "*" : "echo the file %% was just modified!"
  }
}

Specify the path that you want to track by changing /your/path with... well, your path. Then simply provide a pattern to track file(s) and the command to execute once a modification is detected. The two percentage signs get replaced with the absolute path of the file being tracked at runtime. For example, if you create a file called /your/path/example.txt, you will get the following command:

$ echo file /your/path/example was just modified!

Which in this case will simply (you guessed it) echo that command on screen.

A slightly more complicated example:

{
  "/etc" : {
    "*.conf" : "logger someone just changed %%"
  },
  "/mnt/downloads/" : {
    "*.pdf" : "mupdf %%",
    "*.zip" : "unzip %%"
  }
}

Both abosulte and relative paths work, so you can simply use a single dot to specify the current working directory:

{
  "." : {
    "*.txt" : "echo the text file %% was just detected."
  }
}

The tracking is NOT made recursively, so you will need to specify both the parent and child paths if you want to track them both:

{
  "downloads/" : {
    "*.pdf" : "logger 'new download: %%'"
  },
  "downloads/ebooks" : {
    "*.pdf" : "mupdf %%"
  }
}

Running

Once the config file is saved, point to it using the -c switch:

$ hawkeye -c example.json

Add -v if you want verbose output:

$ hawkeye -vc example.json
hawkeye info version 0.0.1 deployed
hawkeye info opened watch file './example.json'
hawkeye info tracking target '/any/absolute/path'
hawkeye info tracking target 'relative/paths/too'

Usage

$ hawkeye -h

Usage: hawkeye [options]

  Options:

    -h, --help           output usage information
    -V, --version        output the version number
    -c, --config <path>  set config file path
    -C, --create <path>  create a boilerplate config file in the specified path
    -v, --verbose        output events to stdout

Credits

Hawkeye uses the following excellent libraries:

Finally

If you happen to be running this under Linux with systemd, you can use this service file to run hawkeye in the background.

Contact

Feel free to fork away and/or submit a pull request. If you want to contact me directly, you can email me (hawkeye at bkuri.com) or send me a tweet (@bkuri). I read and try to reply to everything.

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