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  Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   Syncronize?
Date:   2003-10-10 18:38:46
From:   anonymous2
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  • Synchronize?
    2003-10-10 18:43:46  anonymous2 [View]

    (Darned web interface! Darned typos!)

    In point #8 you mention that you synchronize your laptop and desktop. How? Something built into Panther? I haven't seen such a feature listed at Apple's Panther Preview web pages. Given Apple's insistence that this is the "Year of the Laptop," I would have expected them to do more to integrate things like file synchronization, but as far as I can tell they have not.

    Rant over, I still would like to know which software you use (and/or recommend) for synchronizing across Macs. (I hope you don't say an iDisk -- while it may work for some people, that is not feasible for my situation.)

    Thanks in advance.
    • Synchronize?
      2003-10-12 16:44:54  anonymous2 [View]

      ChronoSync works well.
      http://www.econtechnologies.com/site/Pages/chrono_overview.html
      • Rename Sync
        2003-10-23 17:47:01  anonymous2 [View]

        I just tried 2 Sync Apps, and ChronoSync is a Beautiful program, but it did not sync a renamed file. However another application did.

        Synchronize! Pro 3.0.1 X
        http://www.qdea.com/pages/downloads1.html

        Seemed to work Much Better. Anybody use either for an extended period of time?
    • Synchronize?
      2003-10-12 02:21:40  anonymous2 [View]

      The following page on the Apple site mentions file synchronisation but there are few details...

      http://www.apple.com.au/macosx/features/mobility/
    • Synchronize?
      2003-10-11 01:28:03  anonymous2 [View]

      use rsync + ssh + rendezvous. imagine you have two machines, laptop.local and desktop.local, from laptop you can synch with desktop while on the same link:

      rsync -e ssh -r /Users/name/ desktop.local:/Users/name
      rsync -e ssh -r desktop.local:/Users/name/ /Users/name

      or from desktop while laptop is on the same link:

      rsync -e ssh -r /Users/name/ laptop.local:/Users/name
      rsync -e ssh -r laptop.local:/Users/name/ /Users/name
      • Synchronize?
        2003-10-11 08:54:28  mike3k [View]

        Does rsync handle resource forks?

        Right now I use Synchronize Plus or SilverKeeper and I'm not really happy with either one of them.
        • Synchronize?
          2003-10-26 08:37:18  anonymous2 [View]

          rsync-x is a replacement for rsync. It hand;es resource forks and all of the other intricacies of HFS+

          You install it and it replaces rsync, so you use the same command "rsync" in the terminal.

          haven't tested it with Panther but since it is the backbone of my backup system, you better believe I will be testing it shortly.
          • Synchronize?
            2003-10-26 20:40:36  anonymous2 [View]

            rsyncx handles resource forks in a really kludgy way, though. It's not compatible with standard rsync so you can't use it to integrate Mac OS X with other UNIX systems.

            I've got a patched rsync that handles resource forks, but not finder info, but it does it by syncing the file as two files, one with a .rsrc extension (it's tricky, because both files start out with the same inode number, you have to cheat). I need to come up with a clean compatible mapping for the finder info and add a ".info" third fork. But right now it works well enough.
        • James Duncan Davidson photo Synchronize?
          2003-10-14 12:34:35  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

          Nope. rsync and cvs both clobber resource forks. Not a big deal for many file formats, but for a few, it's a huge deal. Luckily, all of the file formats that I work with don't suffer when their resource forks are stripped.
          • Synchronize?
            2004-01-30 19:51:30  jwp [View]

            I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

            Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into a disk mounted in the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
            • oops
              2004-01-30 19:52:52  jwp [View]

              didn't mean to post multiple times.
          • Synchronize?
            2004-01-30 19:51:12  jwp [View]

            I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

            Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into a disk mounted in the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
          • Synchronize?
            2004-01-30 19:50:56  jwp [View]

            I'm curious. For which few is it a huge deal? I'd like to set up a "myDisk" on my FTP server to sync bookmarks, preferences, and occasionally a few documents.

            Also, is there a way to get around the Finder's limitation of putting files to a FTP server? I can PUT via terminal so it seems like there must be a workaround to drag and drop right into the finder. Any help would be much appreciated.
      • Synchronize?
        2003-10-11 05:18:40  anonymous2 [View]

        Another nice tool is:

        Unison File Synchronizer
        http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison

        The top FAQ deals with unison on OSX -- it works
        with a few caveats but you have to build from
        scratch. At work I use unison on SGI Irix, which also must be compiled from scratch, but the build process was well documented and went smoothly.