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Re: Using svn to sync to revision mp3 music collection (binary) result is double the storage

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2004-08-29 02:23:30 CEST

On 2004.08.28 14:32:26 +0000, Steve Audette wrote:
> I have tried a network share, webdav, and rsync, but the beauty of svn is
> the ssh tunnel (can sync from anywhere) and how it keeps track of the file
> updates for you. One command and all your files come up to date. svn
> also takes care of the issue of platform, since I'm trying to sync my
> music between a mac, windows, and linux machine.
> svn has all the benefits, but the only down side right now is the pristine
> copies.

I think version control systems are a bit heavyweight for this, since
you only care about the latest version of each file.

Unison is like rsync, but designed for bidirectional synching rather
than unidirectional copying from a master to a mirror. Might be a good
fit. See http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/

David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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