Watcher has been ported to Python 3. Visit the new repo at https://github.com/nosmokingbandit/watcher3
Watcher is an automated movie NZB searcher and snatcher. You can add a list of wanted movies and Watcher will automatically send the NZB to Sabnzbd or NZBGet. Watcher also has basic post-processing capabilities such as renaming and moving.
Watcher is a work in progress and plans to add more features in the future, but we will always prioritize speed and stability over features.
Watcher may change frequently, so we strongly suggest you subscribe to the subreddit /r/watcher to stay informed of any announcements, feature discussion, or events that require user interaction.
Refer to the wiki for more information about post-processing, start scripts, and other features.
Watcher requires Python 2.7.9 or newer. If you are running OSX or *nix you probably have python 2.7 already. If you do not, or are on Windows, make sure you install Python.
It is also strongly recommended that you install GIT. This will allow you to update much more easily.
Download the required files using GIT:
If you choose to use Git follow these steps.
git clone https://github.com/nosmokingbandit/watcher.git
If you do not wish to use Git, follow these steps.
Clone or downloadbutton and click
You can add the following arguments to Watcher when running the Python script. Always use the absolute path when supplying a directory or file argument.
Run the server as a daemon (*nix only)
$ watcher.py --daemon
Run the server as a background process (Windows only)
$ pythonw watcher.py --daemon
Change address to bind to.
$ watcher.py --address 0.0.0.0
Change port to host on.
$ watcher.py --port 9090
Open browser on launch.
$ watcher.py --browser
Change path to config file. If not present, one will be created.
$ watcher.py --conf /path/to/config.cfg
Change path of log directory.
$ watcher.py --log /path/to/logs/
Change path to database. If not present, a new, empty database will be created.
$ watcher.py --db /path/to/database.sqlite
Change path to plugins directory.
$ watcher.py --plugins /path/to/plugins/
Create PID file.
$ watcher.py --pid /path/to/pid/file.pid
Watcher includes a simple script for backing up and restoring your database and config.
The backup function will create a new watcher.zip in the Watcher folder.
To restore, place watcher.zip in the Watcher folder of your target installation and run the restore command.
Back up Watcher.
$ backup.py -b
$ backup.py -r