Folder Sync with my USB Memory Pen? Like Windoz Suitecase.

EricChunky

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Is there anything like Suitecase in Windows that can keep a certain folder Sync between different copies of it? I need to work on different computers so this is going to help a lot. The files I access and change is quite big so network sync should not be considered.

Any ideas then copy n paste + replace all files from my USB Pen everytime i move to a different computer?
 

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If you don't need a GUI, you can probably make it work with something like rsync or unison. Both are cross platform and would thus allow you to sync to Windows boxes as well as Macs...

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mkrishnan

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EricChunky said:
woo... $30 for something that is bundled in windows 95... com'on ...

but thanks anyway
RSyncX, discussed a couple of replies later, should be free. But you are certainly welcome to use Windows 95, if that is your desire....
 

EricChunky

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mkrishnan said:
RSyncX, discussed a couple of replies later, should be free. But you are certainly welcome to use Windows 95, if that is your desire....

yea thx for RSync ... but 'em... not a Universal Binary...

One of the Mac im working with is a hopeless 512 mac mini intel, and doubt how bad it'll suffer....:p
 

EricChunky

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emotion said:
It's open source, there will be a universal binary somewhere on the net.

ah, here we go http://www.onthenet.com.au/~q/rsync/
woo... thats why i lov the mac community ...

but'em.. seems like the UB one does not have a GUI... and the GUI one (non-UB)... i don't know, seems like very well packed so i can't just copy and paste the UB sourcecode in some kind of folder ... or can I?
 

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RSync is a file sync'ing utility. Not exactly Photoshop. I'd personally give RSyncX a try under Rosetta first and see how it works.... But I don't have experience using Rosetta....
 

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mkrishnan said:
RSync is a file sync'ing utility. Not exactly Photoshop. I'd personally give RSyncX a try under Rosetta first and see how it works.... But I don't have experience using Rosetta....

...which was my next response :)
 

EricChunky

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mkrishnan said:
RSync is a file sync'ing utility. Not exactly Photoshop. I'd personally give RSyncX a try under Rosetta first and see how it works.... But I don't have experience using Rosetta....
the performance is not bad, but once rosetta loads, it took a huge amount of real/virtual memory... anyway, just realize the the ChronoSync allows me use as long as i wish if I don't need to sync more than 500 files one time ... fairenough, thx again for you guys helping me out :p
 

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Now that I tried installing it, I think I'm actually going to experiment with using RSyncX to keep a version of either my iBook Home Directory or my entire iBook HD in a disk image on my iMac. I'll have to play around and see if the "run as admin" feature really works (since I am using a standard account that isn't on the sudoers list). But I should at least be able to clone my home directory, and also sync anything I do with the cloned home directory back, which I think is ace. :)
 

ArthurS

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There's also Arrsync, which (just like rsyncx) is also a front-end for rsync. Arrsync, however, is universal binary and seems to be more actively developed. Find it here.