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Short:Synchronise folders, r1 (31.05.2016)
Author:Chris Handley
Uploader:http://cshandley.co.uk/email
Type:util/cli
Version:r1
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 3.0.0; ppc-amigaos >= 4.1.0; i386-aros; ppc-morphos; other
Date:2016-05-31
Download:http://aminet.net/util/cli/FolderSync2.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/cli/FolderSync2.readme
Downloads:323
The main purpose of FolderSync2 is to keep two sets of folders (on two
different computers) synchronised, so that they are the same.

Why would you want to do that?  Well, wouldn't it be useful to be able to access
the same files on both computers?  So you could use either computer (or even
both) without worrying which computer had the files you wanted, or where they
were, or whether they were out of date.  Some situations where you might want
this:

* You have an Amiga & a PC.  Wouldn't it be useful to have the same documents,
pictures, music, videos, etc on both Amiga & PC?  Then you don't need to pick
the PC all the time, just because that's where you tend to keep your files!

* You have several Amigas, and want to have the same programs & files on all of
them.

* You have a desktop & a laptop PC, and you want to carry (perhaps a subset
of) your desktop's data files with you on your laptop.


Network file shares do work in some of these cases, but they can be slow,
unreliable, and definitely require that you have both your computers on at the
same time (and on the same network).  With FolderSync2 you only need to have
them both on occasionally, when you perform a synchronisation.

This synchronisation is BI-DIRECTIONAL, which means that both computers (both
sets of folders) get updated simultaneously.  So you can change files on both
computers, and then the next time you synchronise, the changes on each computer
will get transfered to the other one.  BEWARE that FolderSync2 cannot merge
changes made to the SAME file, so you must try to avoid changing the same file
on both computers (before a synchronisation is done).


FolderSync2 can also be used to perform incremental backups, where the changes
only go in one direction.  The backup can be a removable drive (perhaps a USB
memory stick), a network drive, a separate partition, or just a folder on your
harddrive.

History
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r1 (31.05.2016)
* Now ignores soft/hard links.  (Maybe one day I'll try to sync them...)
* Files moved to the TrashDir folder now get a file comment indicating their
original path (unless they already had a file comment).
* Now uses the TrashDir folder for FTP Mount paths.
* Now has UTF-8 support, for use with FTP Mount (although FTP Mount really
should handle this itself).
* Now able to update files that have been write/delete-protected.
* Now works with SMBFS, as it previously failed to detect that (non-empty)
comments were not supported.  Thanks to Chris Young for reporting this bug.
* Fixed an access-after-free memory bug, which often caused the Windows
executable to crash before it had finished writing out the full log.
* MorphOS: Fixed not printing the message when asking the user a question.
* Various bug fixes & stuff that I can't remember!


Contents of util/cli/FolderSync2.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                 5356    6178  86.7% -lh5- 72fa May 31 10:51 FolderSync2.info
[unknown]               198277  543892  36.5% -lh5- 0e2c May 31 10:37 FolderSync2/AmigaOS4/FolderScan2
[unknown]               220807  605740  36.5% -lh5- 68be May 31 10:36 FolderSync2/AmigaOS4/FolderSync2
[unknown]               169059  532508  31.7% -lh5- f6d5 May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/AROS/FolderScan2
[unknown]               184910  579736  31.9% -lh5- db77 May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/AROS/FolderSync2
[unknown]                 6790    9490  71.5% -lh5- 817f May 31 10:51 FolderSync2/Docs.info
[unknown]                 9203   27796  33.1% -lh5- d1e6 May 31 10:40 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.guide
[unknown]                 1279    2651  48.2% -lh5- 99cb May 31 10:51 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.guide.info
[unknown]                 9540   29502  32.3% -lh5- 96fb May 31 10:40 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.html
[unknown]                 1835    3346  54.8% -lh5- 8052 May 31 10:51 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.html.info
[unknown]                 8730   24471  35.7% -lh5- 49b0 May 31 10:40 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.readme
[unknown]                  667    2013  33.1% -lh5- 01e2 May 31 10:51 FolderSync2/Docs/FolderSync2.readme.info
[unknown]                  891    2394  37.2% -lh5- f8c5 May 31 10:08 FolderSync2/EasyBackup2
[unknown]                 4503    5130  87.8% -lh5- 3c3f May 17  2009 FolderSync2/EasyBackup2.info
[unknown]                  935    2589  36.1% -lh5- b7a3 May 31 10:15 FolderSync2/EasyFolderSync2
[unknown]                 4507    5134  87.8% -lh5- bb6e May 17  2009 FolderSync2/EasyFolderSync2.info
[unknown]                 4505    5130  87.8% -lh5- b93e Apr 22  2009 FolderSync2/EasyIcon.inf
[unknown]               126679  294044  43.1% -lh5- f20e May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/FolderScan2
[unknown]               139157  328296  42.4% -lh5- d31d May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/FolderSync2
[unknown]               205127  649312  31.6% -lh5- 3d7d May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/MorphOS/FolderScan2
[unknown]               227642  717100  31.7% -lh5- 8d36 May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/MorphOS/FolderSync2
[unknown]                 1441    6532  22.1% -lh5- b8bd May 31 10:16 FolderSync2/ProfileWizard
[unknown]                 4504    5132  87.8% -lh5- c37f May 17  2009 FolderSync2/ProfileWizard.info
[unknown]                 2412    3776  63.9% -lh5- d100 Jun 17  1995 FolderSync2/RequestString
[unknown]                80593  234496  34.4% -lh5- 4743 May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/Windows/FolderScan2.exe
[unknown]                93438  278528  33.5% -lh5- 159f May 31 10:46 FolderSync2/Windows/FolderSync2.exe
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 Total        26 files 1712787 4904916  34.9%            May 31 19:59

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