sharing bookmarks with rsync

jw schultz jw at
Thu Dec 18 06:19:50 EST 2003

On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 08:31:13AM -0800, james houston wrote:
> I would like to have my computer at home and my
> computer at work to share the same bookmarks. My idea
> was to have each of the computers sync with a server's
> bookmark file. If the client has a newer file than the
> server it would upload it, if the client has an older
> file it would download it. I already have the
> authentication keys set up and want to do it over ssh.

Unison is designed to to exactly what you want.

> Would this be one way to accomplish this? Running this
> command on the client computers periodically:
> rsync -rptvlWe ssh --delete --progress --stats
> ~/Library/bookmarks.html
> user at

It can be done with rsync --update.  As an excercise you
should justify to yourself each of the options you 
used in that rsync command to sync a single file.

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