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Inotify configuration for IntelliJ IDEA (PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm). Create this file with e.g. `sudo vim /etc/sysctl.d/60-jetbrains.conf`
# Set inotify watch limit high enough for IntelliJ IDEA (PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, WebStorm).
# Create this file as /etc/sysctl.d/60-jetbrains.conf (Debian, Ubuntu), and
# run `sudo service procps start` or reboot.
# Source:
# More information resources:
# -$ man inotify # manpage
# -$ man sysctl.conf # manpage
# -$ cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches # print current value in use
fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 524288
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mrimran commented Jan 16, 2016

Thank you very much.

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tafaust commented Mar 8, 2016


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Works for me. Thanks!

IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate 2016.1.1

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Semo commented May 3, 2016

Worked out of the box for IntelliJ 2016.1.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Very nice solution. Much appreciated, thank you.

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works in ubuntu, thanks

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ghost commented Jul 5, 2016

good job, thanks.

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ghost commented Jul 6, 2016


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Well done,Thanks!

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mercibe commented Jul 29, 2016

Thank you! For Arch linux just run sudo sysctl -p --system to load new settings.

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hoto commented Aug 16, 2016


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greew commented Nov 10, 2016

Thanks :)

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ghost commented Dec 6, 2016

Great job, thank you!

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Great, thanks alot!

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freeloki commented Feb 9, 2017


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Good work

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waghcwb commented Apr 24, 2017

Thank you.

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ghost commented May 9, 2017


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im using ubuntu 16 , i cannot create "60-jetbrains.conf" file. im getting error message permision denied

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vadi2 commented Jul 7, 2017

Use sudo in front.

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Zikkoua commented Jul 28, 2017

Awesome! Thank you.

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VolCh commented Sep 4, 2017

For systemd-based distros run sudo systemctl restart systemd-sysctl.service after creating the file instead reboot.

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dandv commented Jan 8, 2018

Hey new people, no need to say "Thanks!" again. Gists do not notify the author of any comments!

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Goddard commented Aug 3, 2018


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ryantheleach commented Dec 11, 2018

@dandv Thanks!

But seriously, one day they might, and on the assumption that the author posted this as a gist, so they themselves can reference it and share it, they will still see the thanks.

However I'd instead suggest, that people use reacts on the first thanks comment, or simply star the gist, so that the comments don't get cluttered.

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jglathe commented Apr 27, 2019

@bittner, @VolCh Thank you. This was great help.

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thomich commented Jul 5, 2021

nice and thanks for that gist...

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