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jekyll serve not working on Windows Subsystem for Linux #5233
My Reproduction Steps
This is almost certainly due to Microsoft/WSL#216. I'm not sure if there's any viable workaround at the moment, but figured (1) it was worth bringing this to the jekyll team's attention, and (2) having a public issue for other users who run into this problem.
I'll get on my Windows system tonight to determine if we can reliably detect Windows+Bash Subsystem, I don't know if we can because last I remember the system information thought it was Linux but there must be a way. I can always push something up to Jekyll-Watch that detects the lack of /proc/fs structure and retreats to polling instead.
That said, you should in theory be able to poll. Try running your command again with "--force-polling" and see what happens (you might have to do "--force_polling" I don't remember if the CLI treats them the same.)