Unison

I’ve started to use Unison to synchronize files between my USB keydrive and desktop. Unison is a lot like rsync (and actually uses the rsync algorithm) but whereas rsync is a “mirroring” tool, unison is designed to propagate changes in both directions.

My next step will be to synchronize files between work and home over the net.

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2 Responses to “Unison”


  1. 1 Bheeshmar June 20, 2005 at 10:14 am

    cvs/svn, d00d.

  2. 2 Mark June 20, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    This is a good idea, and I considered it.

    There are two things that bother me about it. One, I don’t need revision history for this stuff. Of course, I can just ignore it. But secondly, I don’t like the fact that CVS/SVN is centralized. Essentially want I want is a network distributed file system. Make a change in one place, and it’s propagated everywhere. If “everywhere” means 10 places, then I can lose 9 hard drives before I start to sweat. Ya know?

    This being said, I reserve the right to completely change my mind at any time 🙂


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