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First an explanation about syncing folders instead of files. The folders in question has images that are not going to be edited and updated with the FTP server, but simply new images added to them.

Is there a way to synchronize the presence of the images on both the client on server? The client server is a Windows machine, and while some may suggest using rsync and whatnot, the server is Linux-based but it's a shared webhost so no direct access other than FTP.

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Some FTP clients would do that - cyberduck is what i'd use (since i use it anyway) with the mirror folders option. Since you will be adding and not modifying, and this uses the timestamp only, it should work out what to move fairly quickly.

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Any equivalent for Linux-based OSes? The images live on a computer not mine, and I would like to know what I can use on my Linux-based system. – Oxwivi Jan 26 '12 at 15:47
Can a sync shortcut be created, so I run cyberduck and let it sync folders? – Oxwivi Jan 26 '12 at 17:05
Well, neither of that was in the original question. I'll need to poke at it. Filezilla might be a truely cross platform option and seems to support synchronisation. No idea about passing rules to anything via command line, it will need more poking – Journeyman Geek Jan 26 '12 at 23:25
It's okay, those are the bonus questions if you will. :P I did not find anything similar in Filezilla other than synchronized browsing, which is not what I'm looking for. – Oxwivi Jan 27 '12 at 7:39

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