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CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in file manager

Hi,

I just migrated my workstation running CentOS 7 from KDE to MATE.

It looks like I'm having the same problem with the Caja file manager
than with Dolphin. Folder contents don't get refreshed automatically,
and I have to hit F5.

For example, when I download a file (say, a compressed archive) from the
Internet, I have to hit F5 to see the file in Caja. And when I extract
the archive, I have to hit F5 again.

Anybody knows where this nagging problem comes from?

Cheers,

Niki

Comments

Re: CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in

By Liam O'Toole at 07/13/2018 - 15:57

On 2018-07-09, Nicolas Kovacs
< ... at microlinux dot fr> wrote:
What do you see in /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches? If you
increase the value, does the problem persist?

Re: CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in

By Niki Kovacs at 07/20/2018 - 05:09

Le 13/07/2018 à 21:57, Liam O'Toole a écrit :
I investigated this, and indeed, it solved my problem.

I wrote a little blog article to summarize my findings and put you in
the Thank You notes.

<a href="https://blog.microlinux.fr/inotify/" title="https://blog.microlinux.fr/inotify/">https://blog.microlinux.fr/inotify/</a>

Cheers,

Niki

Re: CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in

By Liam O'Toole at 07/21/2018 - 17:36

On 2018-07-20, Nicolas Kovacs
< ... at microlinux dot fr> wrote:
Je vous en prie. :)

Re: CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in

By fred smith at 07/09/2018 - 09:47

On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 02:30:17PM +0200, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
I've seen it too. sometimes it does get refreshed, and I have never
pursued it to see what is going on.

If, for example, I have a folder full of files displayed in caja, then
do a bulk rename from a terminal window in the same directory, it does
refresh the filenames. Also, when copying a bunch of files from one
place into the window, the files do appear in the caja window as they
get copied.

Sorry, but I don't know what is different about those two activities
versus what you describe

Fred