MacOSX 10.4/5: fslogger requires that you type your password.

When I launch IDEA 7.0.2 on the Mac OS X - no matter whether on 10.4 or 10.5 - an "Authenticate" window pops up and wants me to enter my password. What is "fslogger" and why it wants my password?

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Hello Thomas,

When I launch IDEA 7.0.2 on the Mac OS X - no matter whether on 10.4
or 10.5 - an "Authenticate" window pops up and want me to enter my
password. What is "fslogger" and why it wants my password?


fslogger is a process for tracking file system events. Watching for these
notifications on MacOS X requires root access, so we prompt you for the password.
IntelliJ IDEA will also work (maybe not as fast, though) if you cancel entering
the password.

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Then please show a dialog before executing fslogger the first time which describes why it is used.

Should I now ALWAYS enter my password when I launch IDEA and file system notifications?

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Now that Leopard is out, are there any plans to use fsevents?

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