Hello, I'm Paul. I am a devoted Linux user, Ruby programmer, Open Source software developer, photography hobbyist, and a world traveller. My wife Eugenia and I originate from a place in Russian Siberia. Today we live at the very South of Canada.
Once Dropbox throws you an error that reads “Unable to monitor filesystem. Please run:
echo 100000 | sudo tee /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches and restart Dropbox to correct the problem.” you’d better adjust settings in a system config file, to keep changes after reboot.
Open system config (as superuser, of course) in your favorite text editor
$ sudo vi /etc/sysctl.conf
add just one line of code to the end of the file:
fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 1048576
save the file (Shift-ZZ, if you are new to Vi), and reboot computer to apply settings and restart Dropbox.
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