[erlang-questions] "Automatic" recompile app from a console

Max Lapshin <>
Fri Feb 1 04:57:39 CET 2013


Frankly speaking, it is one of the reasons, why I don't use releases at
all: it is a horrible mess with file locations.

I always configure Emakefile and run in erlang console  make:all([load]).

It is much faster and more predictable than all your reloaders and syncs.


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 7:16 AM, Slava Yurin <> wrote:

> Hi John.
>
> Maybe  https://github.com/tex/ssync can help you.
>
> 01.02.2013, 04:09, "John Kemp" <>:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have been writing an application using rebar to build the app. I run
> the server and open a console. I then change the source code and
> apparently I need to leave the console, 'make rel' and restart the app
> and the console.
>
> I'm sure there's a better way to do what I'm doing.
>
> One project I found is https://github.com/rustyio/sync, but this did not
> (yet) work for me according to the instructions.
>
> How can I have my rebar (or just Erlang) app automatically recompile
> ('make rel') when one of the source files changes, or run a command from
> within the console to do this?
>
> Cheers,
>
> JohnK
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