A server which detect the file change and reload the resource at client side automatically

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import liveload from '';



A middle ware of connect/express which tells the browser to reload page/css when there's server side change without having any change in the client file.


via npm:

$ npm install -g liveload

Use as static server

Goto the directory you want to serve, and type:

$ liveload

Open your browser and then edit the html/js/css file as you like, then you can see the magic.

Use as connect middleware

var connect = require('connect')
    , http = require('http')
    , io = require('')
    , liveload = require('../');
var app = connect()
var server = http.createServer(app);
    io = io.listen(server);
app.use(liveload({io:io, root:root, socket:true}));


  • io instance
  • root root directory for watching files
  • socket whether to include client JS file automatically for html content
  • ext additional extensions(other than js, html, css) for file watching