I tried to make myself a small shell script that would watch for file changes using
inotifywait and copy modified/created files and delete deleted files to some destination folder (or
rsync specific file). I was not able to make this work.
inotifywait is able to detect modifications when I'm editing/deleting/creating files using
rm. The problem emerges when I modify/create/delete a file using Visual Studio Code. When I try to
watch -d stat some_file, I can see all the modifications happening even when using Visual Studio Code.
I'm not able to figure out what's the problem since I'm not super familiar with Linux.
I would like to be able to use
inotifywait since I want to watch for changes in nearly 28000 files. I don't want to use some hybrid of
stat since iterating whole dir recursively is slow on Virtual Box shared folder. Also
fs.inotify.max_user_watches was increased to a sufficient number.
To be complete, here is simplified used command:
$ inotifywait --monitor --recursive /share/repo/