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I'm looking for a program on Mac that does one thing exactly like WinSCP: listens to file changes in directories and uploads the changed files to a remote server, thus keeping them in sync: remote synchronization. I expect it to work exactly like the same feature in WinSCP. I'd prefer it to be free. Thanks a lot!

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With rsync and a little launchd fiddling, you can roll your own. Set up a launchd task that monitors your chosen file, and when it changes, runs rsync to copy things over to your server. If you're new to launchd, I recommend Lingon as a GUI.

Also, if you're only doing this for a few files and depending on how much access you have to the server, Dropbox may be a lot easier to set up.

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Take a look at Transmit

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I really like transmit, especially the "sync" feature – Craig Tataryn Sep 13 '10 at 19:11
Does it do this: "listens to file changes in directories and uploads the changed files to a remote server"? I need it to automatically upload files when I make changes to the local copy. – Mike Sherov Sep 13 '10 at 19:14
I too am looking for this. I want to set a local and remote, then when I edit something in local it reflects in remote. Transmit has "sync" but that syncs everything and not just what was edited. – Bill Criswell Feb 12 '14 at 21:39

CyberDuck is a nice file transfer program for the OS X. It will do SCP as well as sync your local folder with the remote.

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does it do it automatically when I save a file? – Mike Sherov Sep 13 '10 at 19:09

FileZilla is a good alternative to WinsCP. It is Open Source and cross platform with remote directory search feature. See its Features here . Its Free.

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Does it do remote synchronization? It doesn't seem to according to the features list... – Mike Sherov Sep 13 '10 at 18:58
I haven't tried the remote synchronization yet , but if it says then it does. – subanki Sep 13 '10 at 19:15

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