I regularly move/copy/remove files from the terminal using mv/cp/rm shell commands. With Catalina (10.15.5), file system updates are not reflected in the Finder windows until several minutes later. That is, I can
rm a file and it will still show up in the corresponding Finder window for at least several minutes.
How should I go about diagnosing this behavior? Could any of the following be contributing to it, and if so, how?
- If the folder is on an SSD formatted with HFS+ rather than AFPS
- Whether the folder is on a disk image and/or one with encryption
- Whether there are 1000+ files in the folder
- File sizes and/or types
One thing that does work is running disk first aid from Disk Utility or
diskutil verifyVolume after any of these commands.