Sunday, April 22, 2007

Synchronising two directory trees - update

I've just released an update to tree-sync-2.2.pl on CPAN. This fixes a few bugs with special character handling in filenames.

I've currently three main uses for the script:
  • On my Windows XP laptop, I use it to backup my working files to an external drive. For this I use the "fwdonly" mode so that the external drive copy is a perfect copy of what I have on the laptop.
  • Also on my laptop, I have a collection of files that I sync with the external drive in "full" sync mode (default). This means changes will be exchanged bidirectionally. This is useful because sometimes I will drop files into this area with the external drive connected to another machine.
  • Thirdly, I use it on my server to sync a collection of files from cvs into a web-visible area.


PS: As of Oct-2008, the tree-sync project is now on github. Use this if you want to contribute to development. Of course, releases will still be distributed for use on CPAN.

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