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Task runner.

Workflow management
Our review

What we like

Describe task steps in YAML and it executes them. Designed to be very simple, but supports advanced features like including other task files, dependencies, variables, platform specific commands. Doesn’t re-run commands if the output hasn’t changed. Easy to install in CI. Single (Go) binary. Open source.

What we don't like

Reports of high CPU usage if watching large numbers of files e.g. a node_modules directory. This is an optional mode used to watch and rerun tasks if the file changes.

Reviewed: 2023-06-22

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