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Old 02-06-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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syncing 2 folders

What is available to sync to directories? I have /home/alan/mp3, and /mnt/iHP/mp3 (iRiver mp3 player), and I want to sync them automatically. I only care about filenames, not ID3 tags (ie, not what is inside the files, just their names and maybe size). Is there a way to easily sync using filenames/sizes from two different directories, recursively?

Old 02-06-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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Using Rsync is one fairly easy way.

I use this to backup my home dir to a spare disk:
 rsync -ax /home /backup
Okay... what I use is a little more complex then that... but that's the basic command.

The rsync website has some good examples:

The man page is also surprisingly good.


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