Docker Beta 13 for Mac breaks file sync when using WebStorm 2016

Expected behavior

Changes made on the host to files in mounted volumes should be reflected in the running container.

Actual behavior

Files edited in Webstorm do not sync. Editing the same file in Sublime, for example, does trigger a sync.


  • host distribution and version: OSX 10.11.3
  • Working version is: Version 1.11.1-beta12 (build: 7528) 4151b0fc71e51fb8e551d0a1870893ac99a379bc
  • Failing version is: Version 1.11.1-beta13 (build: 7975) 16dbe555c7dd4304521b21e8286d83fe4864c15c

Steps to reproduce the behavior with Beta 13

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I’m using IntelliJ and experienced the same thing. As a workaround, I unchecked “safe write”. Apparently, Safe write saves content to a temp file, then deletes the original and finally renames the new file. Probably what messes things up, since I guess this means a new inode.

The setting is located under Preferences/Appearance & Behavior/System Settings