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On my own machine, I use unison, but I need a different solution for my machine @work. I have no superuser permissions and dropbox et al. are blacklisted.

The only thing I can use is a USB stick. Which is a pain to use for large workspace sync without a proper tool. The only portable version of unison I was able to find is windows-only, so I'm lost.

Is there a portable sync app for linux (RHEL 5.5)? Maybe sth. in python (got 2.4 installed)?

Thank you.

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rsync should be installed out of the box on unison.

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It is. As a recovering windows user I have never used it though, and my command-line-fu is weak. So I'm reading a tutorial on rsync right now. Thank you – kostja Nov 9 '11 at 14:31
Worked fine with -avz --delete settings. Thanks – kostja Nov 10 '11 at 17:58

You probably already have GTK2 installed, so both unison and unison-gtk2 should run fine as long as they are linked to the same library version (command-line unison only depends on glibc, so it should work practically everywhere). The Unison .rpm packages can be extracted manually with rpmextract or cpio, on your home machine, then copied over.

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Thank you, I'll try it tomorrow and give feedback – kostja Nov 9 '11 at 14:10

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