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I miss the TreeComp tool from Windows on Linux. Does anybody know about a similar tool for Linux?

I've tried Unison & Unison-gtk (slow and cumbersome), diff (various), meld, mc, rsync (immensely configurable, my actual solution for backing up things, but not interactive), etc.

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Regarding Unison: It can be slow if you are using it on a network filesystem directly, due to the consistency checks Unison makes. However, it becomes really fast if used over SSH. –  grawity Dec 26 '11 at 12:31
    
As I read in the TreeComp description, it is just a GUI for the windiff program, and the source for that program is available (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinDiff). So you could take that as an example (you can't port that to UNIX) and make a neat X11, Qt or Gnome version of it. –  ott-- Dec 26 '11 at 12:40
    
I did not read the docs but I used the program for many years... The strong feature of TreeComp is the ability to sync entire branches just by rightclicking on the top node of the branch :) –  atrent Dec 26 '11 at 16:45
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Take a look at FreeFileSync.

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very close, thank you the only negative remark about FreeFileSync is that it shows the differences using a "spreadsheet" GUI component instead of a collapsible tree –  atrent Dec 26 '11 at 16:37
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