watch-make is a script that rebuilds your project only when
make detects it needs a rebuild, for example when source files change.
- Works with any existing Makefile based project.
- No dependencies apart from
- Passes any arguments to
- Silent if there is nothing to build and does not swallow output when there is.
I wrote it in response to this Stack Overflow question.
The source code is hosted on GitHub.
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chr15m/watch-make/master/watch-make > ~/bin/watch-make chmod 755 ~/bin/watch-make
Full source code
#!/bin/sh while true; do if ! make -q "$@"; then echo "#-> Starting build: `date`" make "$@"; echo "#-> Build complete." fi sleep 0.5; done