Trying to streamline my Jekyll development workflow, I came up with this function that I have added to my
~/.bash_profile to make things just a bit easer.
Obviously you will need to change the cd at the beginning of
jserve, but this will start the Jekyll process and open up a new tab in chrome to the test address. I tried to use the detached mode for jekyll, but apparently there has been a bug for a long time that detached mode doesn’t also watch the directory so that was a non-starter. The only problem with this is that the tab will open before the serving starts, but if you wait just a second and then refresh the page it should be ready to go.
I’m no bash expert though so if anyone has any improvements or other ideas I would like to hear about them.
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