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I found this question, Is there a fix for the "Too many open files in system" error on OS X 10.7.1? , and specifically this answer

https://superuser.com/a/1180084/177312

and the output from that command was:

 562 com.apple
 580 firefox
 716 eclipse
 825 Microsoft
 874 Google
 950 plugin-co
 953 plugin-co
1901 AppleSpel
2563 AppleSpel
2646 AppleSpel

WTF? Why does Spell waste all open files? I use it very, I think, averagely. A few documents in Pages, Safari and Messages. This is El Capitan 10.11.

How do I prevent the spelling service to grind my system to a halt?

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