I set up file sharing between the Raspberry Pi and a Mac following this guide. Most things work well: I can access the Pi from OS X's Finder. If new files are added on the Pi, they appear in the Finder window right away. However, if existing files are modified on the Pi, the Mac won't notice this, and will still show the old, cached version. How can I get the Finder to update when existing files are changed on the Pi?

Example for clarification:


touch newFile

on the Pi will cause newFile to appear in the Finder window on the Mac. Now after changing this file,

echo something > newFile

the Mac still sees newFile as empty. Now creating another file

touch secondFile

will cause the Mac to sync to the Pi and show both the empty secondFile and the updated contents of newFile.

I'm looking for a solution that will let the Mac pick up changes to existing files as well.

  • do you use samba? try afp/netatalk
    – Gotschi
    Jun 4 '14 at 5:35
  • @Gotschi I did link to the guide I used to set it up, which has complete details, and uses afp.
    – Szabolcs
    Jun 4 '14 at 12:22

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