Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Synchronize 2 folders

Ever felt like of there was a way to synchronize two folders automatically.
Something like if you have a "Lecture Folder" shared on LAN but you also want a backup on your local HDD.

One thing a lame user will do is "copy and paste" which is pain in the ass.. There should be a automatic method..
There is a software "rsync" which solves this problem. For ex.

$rsync -r --times --progress --verbose --update [source] [destination]
This way whenever you run this command, it will only copy the files which are new.

You can also make a shell script for it.

2 comments:

  1. will it delete the files that are no longer on source?? if not, how can i do that?

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  2. For that add the "--delete" option..

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