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Tilt CLI Reference

tilt create filewatch

Create a filewatch in a running tilt session


Create a FileWatch in a running tilt session.

To create a file watch, first supply the name of the watch so you can reference it later. Then supply the paths to watch. All paths will be watched recursively.

On its own, a FileWatch is an object that watches a set of files, and updates its status field with the most recent file changed.

A FileWatch is intended to combine with other Tilt objects to trigger events when a file changes.

tilt create filewatch [NAME] [PATHS] --ignore [IGNORES]


tilt create fw src-and-web src web --ignore=web/node_modules


      --allow-missing-template-keys   If true, ignore any errors in templates when a field or map key is missing in the template. Only applies to golang and jsonpath output formats. (default true)
  -h, --help                          help for filewatch
      --host string                   Host for the Tilt HTTP server. Only necessary if you started Tilt with --host. Overrides TILT_HOST env variable. (default "localhost")
      --ignore strings                Patterns to ignore. Supports same syntax as .dockerignore. Paths are relative to the current directory.
  -o, --output string                 Output format. One of: (json, yaml, name, go-template, go-template-file, template, templatefile, jsonpath, jsonpath-as-json, jsonpath-file).
      --port int                      Port for the Tilt HTTP server. Only necessary if you started Tilt with --port. Overrides TILT_PORT env variable. (default 10350)
      --show-managed-fields           If true, keep the managedFields when printing objects in JSON or YAML format.
      --template string               Template string or path to template file to use when -o=go-template, -o=go-template-file. The template format is golang templates [].

Options inherited from parent commands

  -d, --debug      Enable debug logging
      --klog int   Enable Kubernetes API logging. Uses klog v-levels (0-4 are debug logs, 5-9 are tracing logs)
  -v, --verbose    Enable verbose logging


  • tilt create - Create a resource from a file or from stdin.
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