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Overwatch zef:tony-o last updated on 2021-08-09

README.md
# Overwatch

Raku Overwatch can be used to restart programs when they crash or 
when files are modified.  

## Usage 

```
overwatch [options] <program> [<program arguments>]
```
    
## Required

```
<program>
```
    
A program/script name is required.

## Options

### Executable

```
-e=<executable> | --execute=<executable>
```

Default: ```raku```

The executable that runs the specified <program>.

### Keep Alive

```
-k | --keep-alive
```

Default: ```True```

Automatically rerun the program.
 

### Exit on error

```
-x | --exit-on-error
```

Default: ```False```

Stop overwatch if the <program> exited with a non-zero code.

### Git

```
-g | --git
```

Default: ```0```

Checks default upstream git repository and pulls if local is behind.

A value of zero or less disables this option.

### Quiet

```
-q | --quiet
```

Default: ```False```

Prevents overwatch from printing informative messages to stdout. 

### Watch

```
-w | --watch
```

Default: ```[]```

Directories/files to watch for changes, when a file is changed the <program> is restarted.

### Filter

```
-f | --filter
```

Default: ```''```

Comma separated list of file extensions to watch for changes.  List applies to all ```watch``` dirs.

#### Notes
* Multiple -w switches may be specified
* To negate a [True|False] value you can use -/q (same as -q=False)

### Process Args

```
-p | --pargs
```

Default: ```[]```

List of arguments to start the executable with.  Example `overwatch -p='-e' 'sleep 5'` would monitor the process: `raku -e 'sleep 5'`

## Examples

```
overwatch app.pl6
```

```
overwatch -w=models mvc.pl6
```

```
overwatch -w=/tmp/ -e=/bin/sh shellscript.sh --shellarg=go
```

## License

[Artistic License 2.0](http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0)