App to sync various folders I specify?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mark88, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. mark88 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    I want to sync various folders across my macs on my LAN. Bookmarks from all my bowsers, Mail plus some other stuff. Is there any app that will do such a thing?

    I tried picnic but it only allows you to sync folders with it's directory.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You may not need another program besides Picnic to sync, if you fool it by creating symbolic links to the folders you want synched inside the Picnic sync folder. This requires use of the Terminal, specifically the ln -s command. It's not too hard to do, since you can just drag the folders in question to the command line and Terminal will take care of the rest.

    For example:
    ln -s /path/to/Picnic/sync/folder/1 /1st/folder/to/sync
    ln -s /path/to/Picnic/sync/folder/2 /2nd/folder/to/sync
    ln -s /path/to/Picnic/sync/folder/3 /3rd/folder/to/sync
    This will create folders called 1, 2, and 3, which are links to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd folders you want synched, respectively.

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