A watcher file/folder changed for [Node-RED](https://nodered.org/), based on [chokidar](https://github.com/paulmillr/chokidar)
A watcher file/folder changed for Node-RED, based on chokidar
Why a third node for watching folder ?
Because the natif node watcher is low level, and trigger "add file" event before file is completed copy on disk. then we need delai and RBE node ...
The other watcher (wfwatcher) check recursively and attach filename to payload... Most of nodes who work with file check msg.filename.
So this plugin attach to msg :
- file : the name of the file, with extension
- filedir : Directory of file
- filename: the complete path to the file
- payload: the complete path to the file
On configuration side we can :
- Select the folder to watch (of course ....)
- Type event : create, update, delete
- Check for recursively or not
- ignore file who are in directory are start (or not)
- ignore files on regex based, only String !, not type the / for regextype (I.E. ^test.(txt|xls) not /^test.(txt|xls)/)
Have Node-RED installed and working, if you need to install Node-RED see here.
Install via Node-RED Manage Palette
Install via npm
$ cd ~/.node-red $ npm install node-red-contrib-watchdirectory # then restart node-red
PR are welcome