FSEvents To VM
Forward OS X file system events to a VM, designed for use with Dinghy.
Normally you won't install this manually, Dinghy will do it for you.
If you want to manually install:
$ gem install fsevents_to_vm
Dinghy will start fsevents_to_vm automatically. If you would like to run in manually:
The Dinghy VM must be running. Then in a terminal run:
$ fsevents_to_vm start
You can specify a specific directory to watch. This directory must be already mounted in the VM over NFS. By default, this means anything in your home dir:
$ fsevents_to_vm start ~/projects
- Delete events are not forwarded.
- Multiple events for the same file within the same 1/100th of a second may cause events to be missed.
- Some directories that you are unlikely to care about are ignored, for example
First, make sure that
fsevents isn't already running due to
dinghy start, kill it if necessary.
Then run manually:
bundle exec ruby exe/fsevents_to_vm start --debug --ssh-identity-file ~/.docker/machine/machines/dinghy/id_rsa --ssh-ip $(dinghy ip) ~
You can use inotifywait in the VM to watch for events:
docker run --rm -it -v $HOME:/fstest ubuntu:trusty apt-get update && apt-get install -y inotify-tools inotifywait /fstest/some/dir
Then modify a file in
~/some/dir and watch for inotifywait to catch the change.