FTP client with versioning like SVN?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bostonaholic, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

    Bostonaholic

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    I'm looking for an FTP client that has a versioning system like that of SVN. Is there such an app?

    For instance, I'd like to be viewing the files to my website in the FTP client and know which files I've made changes to on my local system so I know if I should upload. Does the ftp file server have to be an svn host?

    At work, I use an Eclipse plugin (Subclipse) for our Java applications, but then files get transferred to our svn server.
     
  2. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bostonaholic

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    Bump.

    Maybe I'm looking for a good CVS to use for a website?
     
  3. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Some web hosts will give you shell access to your account and have an SVN client installed. Then you can use SSH to connect and instead of synching via FTP, just check in your changes locally and check them out on the server. Just be sure to deny browsing access to the .svn directories.

    Otherwise, some FTP clients have a "synchronize" command, but it's mostly dependent on timestamps and typically very slow -- I've never been a fan.
     

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