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Unison - bidirectional file synchronization

Work bidirectional synchronization Unison is that simultaneous changes in files and directories, two copies will be synchronized and united (if timing is checked and stored access rights), this is opposed to mirroring used Rsync, when changes are propagated only in one direction (from source to destination).
Unison can run locally and in client-server mode, supports compression of transmitted data, providing the ability to optimally use the data channel. For ease of use, you can create profiles that specify directories to sync types of files to ignore, etc. The profiles are saved in plain text files with the extension *.prf (in the directory ~/.unison).
When you synchronize with remote computers, use SSH (Secure Shell), to synchronize more than two machines it is preferable to use a "star topology" when all client computers are synchronized through one computer-server. This helps to avoid conflicts that may arise when using "ring topology".
Unison - bidirectional file synchronization
The first synchronization and synchronize large directories can take a long time (especially with the remote machine), the synchronization process displays a table of changes between directories. The only situation in which Unison will not be able to cope without user intervention is when the client machines have changed the same file, in such situation, you will be prompted which file to save (for diff use diff).Installation into Linux Mint:
sudo apt install unison-gtk
Unison - bidirectional file synchronization
Unison - bidirectional file synchronization
Unison - bidirectional file synchronization
May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!
cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
24-10-2017, 09:40
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