File merging

Andy Goth unununium at
Fri Sep 14 13:28:02 EST 2001

On Thursday, September 13, 2001 10:28, you wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Andy Goth wrote:
> > Can rsync be made to merge files?  For instance, could I synchronize
> > mboxes between multiple computers, even though they're all changing?
> Not if they are changing simultaneously.  You can't do that at all,
> without a distributed filesystem with locking.

I'll avoid simultaneous changes, then, by remembering (or automating) updates 
before switching computers.  I could probably do this pretty easily as some 
sort of an eth0-up script.

> On the other hand, if only one system changes at a time rsync works fine.

Okay, then, can rsync identify the newer version and copy it to the other 
Andy Goth  |  unununium at  |

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