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Re: Recreating the wheel...

by pboin (Deacon)
on Dec 19, 2005 at 19:18 UTC ( #517867=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Synchronizing a directory between devices

Sounds like you should be reading about Unison. Unless, you really want to implement your own solution, unison is really slick (and it's perfectly happy to work cross platform -- at least between linux & windows.)

PS: You really should improve your titling of this node.

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Re^2: Recreating the wheel...
by astaines (Curate) on Dec 19, 2005 at 22:17 UTC

    Agreed, Unison is very good indeed - the only catch I know of is that you need to keep the same version of Unison on all your machines.

    -- Anthony Staines
Re^2: Recreating the wheel...
by john_oshea (Priest) on Dec 19, 2005 at 23:21 UTC

    One thing to bear in mind with Unison is that it doesn't (at least last time I checked) handle Mac OS9-style resource forks at all. Rsync (under Tiger at least) is meant to be able to, but I've also read things about it not quite being 100% there yet. I'm presuming that might be an issue, given the OP's mention of iDisk.

    Having said that, I can't actually remember the last time I had to deal with a file with a resource fork...

      You can use RsyncX to preserve resource forks.

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