rsync when working on both sides...

Matt McCutchen hashproduct at
Sun Oct 30 15:56:50 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-30 at 16:40 +0100, Christian Schneider wrote:
> Hi rsync devs and users,
> I want to use rsync to synchronize home directories on two PCs. It works 
> fine if I start rsync after working on a host each time I leave. But 
> instead of operating modes "host1 -> host2" and "host2 -> host1" I would 
> like to have a mode "host1 <-> host2" to allow synchronizing at any time
> [...]

I first learned to use rsync in the hope that it would provide a similar
two-way synchronization solution, and when I failed to find a switch, I
went so far as to submit a Request for Enhancement, but that really
isn't what rsync is designed for.  I rigged up a shell script called
"msync" similar to yours but that is reluctant to delete things; this
script and a corresponding "msync-rm" are attached in case you are

Try Unison instead.  It is available here:
Matt McCutchen, ``hashproduct''
hashproduct at --
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