FileUpdateChecker specifies the API used by Rails to watch files and control reloading. The API depends on four methods:

  • initialize which expects two parameters and one block as described below.

  • updated? which returns a boolean if there were updates in the filesystem or not.

  • execute which executes the given block on initialization and updates the latest watched files and timestamp.

  • execute_if_updated which just executes the block if it was updated.

After initialization, a call to execute_if_updated must execute the block only if there was really a change in the filesystem.

This class is used by Rails to reload the I18n framework whenever they are changed upon a new request.

i18n_reloader = ActiveSupport::FileUpdateChecker.new(paths) do

ActiveSupport::Reloader.to_prepare do
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