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Is there a way to run make automatically when a file changes? I'm on a Mac. Non-polling would be best but I'll accept polling too.

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Mac OS X has an API called FSEvents that lets you monitor directories for changes, but not individual files.

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I am sure there is a way to run a background service that polls the MD5 or something of the file that will change and then runs make. I am inclined to say that unless you purposely trip some trigger when changing the file, there is no way to do it without polling though. Sorry.

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