on BSD and Mac requires one file descriptor for each file and directory
under watch. This poses a problem when watching a large code base since
the default limit imposed by some operating systems is not very high.
Use the following instructions to set a default that is more reasonable for your use case. For simplicity, we assume that a reboot after changing configuration.
staff:\ :openfiles-max=16384:\ :openfiles-cur=4096:\
On 10.13 and later
is unlimited, but this is not reported properly by the operating system.
entr 5.4 or later always sets the file limit to
2^16 in order to take advantage of this file limit.
On oder releases the file open limit can be raised by installing a new property list file
$ cd /Library/LaunchDaemons $ sudo curl -sO https://eradman.com/entrproject/etc/limit.maxfiles.plist
Verify the content of this file using
$ shasum limit.maxfiles.plist 5c932adc5412d1da93ac68c930085d2b2e9c27df limit.maxfiles.plist
The maximum number of inotify watches may be set by setting the
$ cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches
Make changes permanent by adding a file to