Live Reload not detecting changes after first edit


FYI I can’t reproduce this on my Fedora 28 box Actually, I can.
I’ll try on my Mac when I get a chance.


Does anyone know of a neutral sandbox for testing? One that everyone could log into? I had tested this earlier on an aws ec2 instance but hesitate to give credentials to that. :slightly_smiling_face:
Of course it would have to be able to install hugo and have network capability.
I tried
But could not get a recent version of hugo installed. Network limitation.

root@tryit-engaging:~/hugo# hugo version                                                                                                                       

Hugo Static Site Generator v0.40.1 linux/amd64 BuildDate: 2018-04-25T17:16:11Z
root@tryit-engaging:~/hugo# uname -na                                                                                                                          
Linux tryit-engaging 4.4.0-141-generic #167-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 10:40:15 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 


Okay, so I can reproduce this on my Mac (macOS High Sierra v10.13.4) and Windows v10.0.16299.

I have to manually refresh the page for subsequent edits of the config file to show (when changing the title, for example).

Am using Hugo extended v0.53.

@mojoa GH issue has been updated with my steps to reproduce. Am curious if others can reproduce this as well. Perhaps my steps are flawed.


Thanks for taking the time to test!!
There is an issue filed. Would you be willing to update it?



A “quick fix” in commit e3cb8e6 “Add configFile(s) back to the watch list after RENAME event too. Alleviates #5205” has been pushed to master. Please test and let us know if it works for you or not.

For full technical details, please read the most recent entries at


Hi @anthonyfok, please see my latest comments on the github issue.