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Fswatch bindings

I created bcardiff/crystal-fswatch a binding to fswatch.

A cross-platform file change monitor with multiple backends: Apple OS X File System Events API, *BSD kqueue, Solaris/Illumos File Events Notification, Linux inotify and a stat()-based backend.

The interface is similar to petoem/inotify.cr but I needed something that would work on osx also. Instead of learning the internals in this case I took the binding approach.

The crystal-fswatch shard is already already ready for MT. The fswatch required a dedicated thread AFAIK, so actually it was harder to make it work on ST than MT :speak_no_evil:.

Enjoy!

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