LiveReload Using Guard and Rack With No Browser Plugins

I sometimes want to use LiveReload to automatically refresh index.html when I'm working on some JavaScript. Yes, you can use the $10 app, but I generally end up using Guard anyway for compiling CoffeeScript or SCSS, and I dislike browser plugins because of the security risks. Turns out that it's pretty easy to get LiveReload working with Guard and Rack sans plugins.

The code is in a Gist below. All files go in a single folder (say, ~/git/myproject). To run it (after bundle installing), open two Terminal tabs in this folder. In the first one, run guard. In the other, run ruby serve.rb. Then hit up http://localhost:4567 in your browser of choice. LiveReload should automatically reload the page when you change index.html (as configured; modify the Guardfile to watch additional files for changes).

(These instructions are a little vague, because if you can't easily fill in the blanks you should probably just use the app. It's not worth learning all about Ruby/Gems/Rack/Guard to save $10.)

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