[plug] sync usb memory stick

Gavin Chester sales at ecosolutions.com.au
Sun Apr 8 20:36:50 WST 2007

On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 20:32 +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Gavin Chester wrote:
> > I use a usb memory stick for backing up and transferring files between
> > my laptop, my desktop and terminals at uni.  I want to keep
> > the /home/gavin/uni folder synchronised on each of the lappie and
> > desktop with a backup carried on the memory stick made with rsync (no
> > compression).  What is the best way to keep everything in sync if I have
> > a new/modified file on any one of the three storage media and I want it
> > propagated across all?  I know I can do a rsync both ways, but am really
> > looking for a tool that will compare directories and interactively make
> > sure they are exact mirrors of each other at any time.
> You want Unison!

Thanks :-)  I'll check it out right now.
> It's a two-directional file synchronising tool that does exactly what
> you describe - it can be either interactive (with GTK or text-based
> modes) or non-interactive, and keeps a record of the state of your
> directories at last sync so it can tell what's changed.
> Chances are your distro will come with packages for it.
> Cameron
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