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Re: "Hotsync"

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-07-15 09:57:06 CEST

Steve Williams wrote:
> Thomas Hruska wrote:
>> Every once in a while I find myself checking in files from my main
>> computer so that two minutes later I'm checking the same branch out on
>> my laptop. Then a couple hours later I reverse the process. I would
>> like to use TSVN to accomplish this without incurring a version increase.
>> I know that I can copy the files directly to and from the laptop, but
>> that also copies huge amounts of unnecessary binary data and, well,
>> network copies of an entire WC is painfully slow. All I really need
>> are the essentials but hand-picking those out is equally painful.
> There are already many tools to do this, and a lot of them are free.
> One of them is even included in Windows XP (if that is what you are
> using). It is called Briefcase and is specifically for synchronizing
> files between a desktop PC and a portable device or computer.

But can any of those tools automatically determine what I have in any of
my TSVN WCs and only copy those files? No. I have Beyond Compare which
I use occasionally that way and it is only marginally better than a
straight network copy.

Thomas Hruska
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