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

Jeremy Ong <>
Fri Feb 1 19:54:38 CET 2013


+1 for rustyio/sync.

Haven't had any problems. @John it looks like you are running a released
version compiled with rebar? Sync or anything else won't work with that
approach. Load the beam files directly with erl -pa path/to/ebin/dirs
deps/*/ebin


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:

> On 1 February 2013 16:40, John Kemp <> wrote:
> > This does not seem to work on a Mac FWIW since there is no equivalent of
> the inotify tools on OS X, for similar reasons to Damian's suggestion.
> Otherwise (on Linux), it looks promising...
>
> I've used rustyio/sync successfully on Windows and Mac, with notifu
> and growl respectively. More info in the README.md at
> https://github.com/rustyio/sync
>
> The key things I found:
>
> - run sync *before* you start editing your erlang files
> - if the beam doesn't change, nothing will get reloaded
>
> A+
> Dave
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