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Are there any add-ons that will cause a browser to automatically refresh a page when a particular file changes on disk?

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can you give any more details on what you're trying to do exactly? – Andy Jun 4 '10 at 19:49
@Andy Sure, I have some unit tests that display their results as an HTML page, and my browser displays them. I want the page to automatically refresh when regenerate the html page that displays the results of the test. – leeand00 Jun 4 '10 at 21:40
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I personally use a plugin-for-a-plugin to do this. In particular this auto-reload plugin which works with the Vimperator plugin for Firefox.

There's also this plugin directly for Firefox, but I've never tried it personally.

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Sweet! I'll have to give that a try. I use Vim but I haven't really gotten used to Vimperator for Mozilla, maybe I'll have to do that. – leeand00 Sep 15 '10 at 14:43

As far as I know there are no extensions/functionalities in Chrome to do exactly what you want. But there are options to reload the file with set intervals.

For example ChromeReload or Auto-Reloader are 2 good examples of such extensions. You can configure the interval to your liking in both.

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Tincr is a Chrome extension that does what you need.

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