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The program discussed in the submission uses inotify

Err, not as far as I can see.

It has a header file that on Linux emulates kqueue using inotify: https://bitbucket.org/eradman/entr/src/1dc74ab543e2bced2994d...

Aha. Be that as it may, using inotify directly from the shell is still a fair approach which is worth putting out there.

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