I use Emacs for writing Python code. I also use real-auto-save
to save my files after 10 seconds of inactivity.
While coding, when I stop writing in the middle, after 10 seconds Emacs auto saves the file. Django recognizes this & reloads the development server.
Once I complete writing code, I go to browser & refresh the page. Since the code I was writing was incomplete somewhere in the middle and had some errors, Django development server was stopped and page won't reload. Now I have to go back to terminal and restart the server and again go back to browser to refresh page.
$ while true; do python manage.py runserver; sleep 4; done
When Django development server stops, after 4 seconds it tries to start automatically and goes on forever.
Instead of typing that everytime, it better to write this as a shell script and put it in system path, so that it can be used in any project.
while true; do
echo "Re-starting Django runserver"
python manage.py runserver
Save this & make it executable(
chmod +x), use it is ./filename.sh and to stop use