Howto: Mac OS X to Windows VM

Rama D. Chavali rdchavali at
Fri Apr 11 16:03:37 GMT 2008

Does Rsync have a listen to changes mode? if it does how do i activate it?
I was thinking i use Unison with windows scheduled task to let it run 
every 15 minutes if thats possible.

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 17:12 -0500, Rama D. Chavali wrote:
>> I have a mac pro and a windows Vm which I want to keep sync.  I tired 
>> using other Sync programs but they do not seems to be working.  I tend 
>> to leave applications running which create their own temp files in its 
>> own specific folder, which caused the other sync programs to crash.  I 
>> tired SyncToy by MS and Unison.  I am looking for a bi-directional sync 
>> program that runs in the background and syncs any changes caused to the 
>> folder.  I heard that rsync can slove this problem for me, but I am not 
>> sure how.
> For bidirectional synchronization, I would recommend Unison.  AFAIK, it
> doesn't have a mode to listen for changes in the background and act on
> them immediately, but you could configure a cron job or scheduled task
> to invoke Unison every few minutes.  If you encountered a problem with
> Unison, you can get help via the "mailing list" at 
> .
> Matt

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