i'm sure there are others who successfully do this kind of work so i am looking for recommendations on how to use an OS X editor to edit files on a guest linux system.
I have a Centos server (no desktop) guest system that i do development on. i recently started using VSCode and would like to use it on this guest. i've hooked up an os x directory as a shared folder and mounted that in the guest system. however, the server processes on the guest system are not seeing file changes unless i reboot the guest or disconnect and reconnect the shared drive. i'm guessing this has to do with the way the FS communicated modifications to the kernel. what's super strange is that if i cat the changes they appear and yet the server (nginx with fastcgi via php-fpm) are not seeing them. what really crazy is that even when i restart nginx and php-fpm the old versions of those files are being server.
this did not happen when the fs was native linux and i was editing the files locally using vi (so it's not a caching issue, i've turned the APC cache off)
Last edited: Oct 25, 2018