LESS compiled with CodeKit, CSS not uploaded

I'm using CodeKit to compile LESS files in my project. I have my deployment settings set to automatically upload changed files. Unfortunately when I save my LESS file, only the LESS file is uploaded, the compiled CSS file is not. If I leave PhpStorm to go to another app, then return to PhpStorm, it will then upload the compiled CSS file. I think this may be happening because the upload occurs before the LESS is compiled into the CSS file. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but more a limitation to using a separate app to compile LESS, but is there any way to work around this? Is there any way to have PhpStorm "listen" for external changes?

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I would also be keen to know the solution to this problem.

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When using external programs to compile your files, you need to manually synchronize PHPStorm internal file system with external changes to let PHPStorm know about changes made to generated file - so no auto-uploading will happen until you hit File/Synchronize or move focus from PHPStorm and back. I'd suggest using file watchers to compile LESS - when set up properly, they synchronize the file system when compilation is completed

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