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Re: Ignore conflicts

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-08-09 22:15:25 CEST

Thomas Eastman wrote:
> Jacob Atzen wrote:
>>I assume you have your reasons for using subversion for this. If not, do
>>you know of rsync? It sounds like the right tool for the job.
>
> I chose subversion because I'm also using it to synchronise with several
> windows boxes.
>
> How hard is it to get rsync (via ssh) working in windows? If it's not
> difficult then that probably *would* be a better solution.

rsync is pretty well suited to using ssh (I believe it's now the default
on recent rsync versions), though I'm not sure how well it works on
Windows without Cygwin.

That said, I think the name 'rsync' is poorly chosen, because it only
will syncronize in 1 direction (To me, the word "synchronize" means
bring both sides up to date with each other). That can make it
confusing when you're actually trying to do a 2-way sync (Which
direction should run first? What if files you weren't working on will
clobber someone else's changes?, etc...).

There's a complete 2-way sync tool called unison, and it works on both
Windows and *NIX. It will keep both sides up to date with each other.
Here is the site for it: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

-- 
Brian Mathis
http://directedge.com/b/
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