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       File::ChangeNotify - Watch for changes to files, cross-platform style


       version 0.31


           use File::ChangeNotify;

           my $watcher =
                   ( directories => [ '/my/path', '/my/other' ],
                     filter      => qr/\.(?:pm|conf|yml)$/,

           if ( my @events = $watcher->new_events ) { ... }

           # blocking
           while ( my @events = $watcher->wait_for_events ) { ... }


       This module provides an API for creating a File::ChangeNotify::Watcher subclass that will
       work on your platform.

       Most of the documentation for this distro is in File::ChangeNotify::Watcher.


       This class provides the following methods:

       This method looks at each available subclass of File::ChangeNotify::Watcher and
       instantiates the first one it can load, using the arguments you provided.

       It always tries to use the File::ChangeNotify::Watcher::Default class last, on the
       assumption that any other class that is available is a better option.

       Returns a list of all the loadable File::ChangeNotify::Watcher subclasses except for
       File::ChangeNotify::Watcher::Default, which is always usable.


       Bugs may be submitted at
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       The source code repository for File-ChangeNotify can be found at


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       This software is Copyright (c) 2009 - 2019 by Dave Rolsky.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this