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When I watch a directory, are all subdirectories watched as well?

Yes, all sub directories are watched, as well as any new directories added subsequently after switchboard has started watching a folder.


Try not to watch a folder with many many sub directories as you may encounter file system limitations on how many watchers you can have. Please see the limitations section for further info.

Why am I receiving multiple events for the same file on OS X?

Spotlight indexing on OS X can result in multiple events. A temporary workaround is to add your folder(s) to the Spotlight Privacy settings