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Troubleshooting: Fatal error: watch ENOSPC on grunt watch


The Prob­lem

When run­ning your nodejs appli­ca­tion, if you have a file watcher, like grunt watch or web­pack watch, some­times you may get the fol­low­ing error message

Fatal error: watch ENOSPC

The rea­son is that there are prob­a­bly too many files being watched by your user.

The Res­o­lu­tion

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee –a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl –p


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