Fiko Borizqy
Fiko Borizqy

Fiko Borizqy

NPM - npm start Error: ENOSPC: System limit for number of file watchers reached

Fiko Borizqy
·Oct 25, 2019·

1 min read

NPM - npm start Error: ENOSPC: System limit for number of file watchers reached

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If you are facing this error once you are trying to execute npm start, it’s because of your max_user_watches was reached the maximum number. Simply you can increase the max_user_watches by running this command :

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p

And then you can run npm start again, and voila :

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