Two-way Sync of Directories - how? (rsync?)

Dany Nativel dany_list at
Thu Apr 1 18:41:03 PST 2004

Have you tried unison (FreeBSD, linux, win32, OSX) ?   (available in ports too)


Steven N. Fettig wrote:

> I have two workstations I use (one at home and one at work) connected 
> via a private DSL link that each have the directories /home/me.  I 
> want to run a cron job to sync the directories (bi-directionally).  
> Rsync seems to work only in one direction (I know I could set up the 
> script on both machines), but I wanted to see if I could run the 
> script on one machine and simply copy new files over to the lacking 
> machine or update files via checksums (where a file has been updated 
> on one machine and I want that updated file to be copied over the old 
> file on the other machine).  I am not worried about the case where I 
> might update a given file on both machines at the same time - it 
> doesn't happen.
> Any advice and scripts that you use to accomplish this?
> Thanks,
> Steve Fettig
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