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Windows - can't get Unison to run on Windows (bash: unison: command not found)

Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I installed cygwin and ssh and some other packages along with it. I also downloaded Unison and copied it to folders in c:\Program Files\Unison and added that path to the ...
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Can I synchronize Sublime Text?

I would like to synchronize my entire Sublime Text 3 between my desktop and laptop. I use Ubuntu on both machine. I think if I just sync the entire /home/<username>/.config/sublime-text-3 ...
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Can one set up a one-way unison sync ssh key?

I'm using unison to keep a folder synchronized between computers in a star topology. Access to the central computer is through ssh. Is there a way to set up a specific ssh key that only allows a leaf ...
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How to keep two directories on two unconnected machines in sync via emailing of delta-archives

My situation is that I have two directories on two different computers (one Windows machine, OSX machine) and I need to keep the two directories on the two machines in sync (= mirrored), so that they ...
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What are the unison data files related to one profile?

Or said otherwise: How to remove a unison profile, including cached data? The first time a unison profile is run, it caches some data about the files on both sides of the replicas. In the .unison ...
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Sync multiple hosts using unison

I am trying to keep in sync three machines, on one of which I run unison to sync the other two. This 'star' architecture is advertised in the unison manual: Using Unison to Synchronize More Than ...
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How to back up a password database and to keep 15 older versions?

I mainly work on linux at home and on windows at work. I use the open source password manager KeePass and it works great. I back up my document files often using Unison file synchroniser. I use ...
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How can I run a non-service EXE on Windows XP as a service that will always run and automatically restart?

I have an executable (unison.exe in server mode) that I wish to run as automatically starting service on a Windows XP machine. I've installed it using the instsrv.exe and anysrv.exe method (tools ...
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Synchronizing folders, configurations, programs, local server and database on 2 debian machines

I am using debian both on a laptop and inside a virtual machine on another computer. I want to be able to synchronize those 2 systems in both ways so that I can do some work say on the VM, then ...
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Retaining creation date with unison

Is there a way to retain creation dates using unison? I can preserve the modification times, but I also need creation dates. Edit: OS in use are BusyBox (EXT4) and OS X (Extended Journal)
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Unison profiles root/path issues

I am trying to sync two folders with each other (one local, one remote) using unison. If I use a standard command like this.. unison -times /Volumes/My\ HD/Work ssh://myremoteserver//volume1/My\ ...
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ash: command not found

On my NAS I have installed Unison package, which works when ssh'd into the NAS with this $NAS unison -version. However when running the command locally without ssh'ing to the system first using ssh ...
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Errors installing ocaml using homebrew on OS X

I'm trying to install objective-ocaml on my Mac to compile another application (Unison) I would like to install however I'm getting errors doing so. imrans-mac:/ Imran$ brew doctor Warning: You ...
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Backup files from Linux client to Windows Server

I'm trying to backup my files from my Linux box to my Windows Server 2008 as a push, and when I delete them from my Linux box, they remain on my Windows Server. I've found lots of sources that are ...
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two-way sync between mac and unix

I would like to work on a directory on two different macs and have access to a unix server that I ssh into. I would like to just start a script at the end of the day that let's me upload all my ...
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Will the option NOATIME in /etc/fstab ruin my Unison synchronizations?

I read here in ArchWiki that the option noatime can improve hard disk performance and durability: The use of noatime, nodiratime or relatime can improve drive performance. Linux by default uses ...
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Unison fails to synchronize some git repositories

I use Unison 2.40.65 on Kubuntu 13.04, both computer use ecryptfs to encrypt the home folder. I try to sync my complete home folder to my netbook, I get errors that the temp file disappeared, see ...
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Syncing selectively from a fileserver to a laptop - unison, git, or something else?

I have a fileserver with all my worldly digital possessions on it. (Don't worry, it's backed up.) I want to selectively be able to carry small portions of the contents of my fileserver with me on my ...
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How to use unison to sync files in ext4 filesystem with FAT filesystem? (permission bit)

My machine is linux ext4. I have an external hard drive with FAT. I can syn most of the files without any problem. However, there is always a few files having permission problems. I tried to use ...
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How to make unison ignore all files with .swp extension

How to make unison (file synchronization) to ignore files with .swp extensions? what should i add on the prf file?
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How do I ignore errors with Unison?

I'm trying to synchronize two directories using Unison, however if it encounters a file with an error, then it skips the entire directory! I don't believe it should skip the whole directory, and ...
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How to tell unison the local replica is just local (doesn't matter what hostname)?

I've been having this problem for a while. My unison profile says: root = /Users/mylogin root = ssh://mylogin@mydesktop//home/myloign I run Unison from everywhere in the world to sync against my ...
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Synchronize two directories on linux pc

I need a distributed filesystem (or a synchronization tool) that is capable of keeping a directory synchronized across 4 pc. My requirements are: offline access (data must be available offline on ...
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Unison -repeat watch will only sync when a change is made client side

I have 3 computers, two clients (A,B), and one central server (C), that they both connect to via Unison/ssh, folders are set to -repeat watch so that changes are sent to the server as soon as they are ...
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Stop Excel from changing file contents upon open

I use synchronization a lot on my machines. Excel changes the modification date right at the very moment it opens the file. Then, it changes the contents of the file (I guess to update the statistics ...
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How to use unison's path option with multiple paths?

I want to sync the following locations using unison: /home/user/Audiobooks with /shared/Audiobooks /home/user/Music with /shared/Music /home/user/Podcasts with /shared/Podcasts What would the ...
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How to sync only one file type with Unison?

Let's say that I want to sync a folder with unison, but I want to sync only .jpg files. How I could do that?
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Does Unison socket mode support ipv6

I have been using Unison for quite some time now for synchronizing data between my machines, and I am very happy with it. Now I need to synchronize two new machines connected via ipv6, but they won't ...
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Scoping ignore declarations in unison

I am using unison to synchronize two computers, and generally I would like to ignore all hidden files except a few. I have a unison preference file (default.prf) that looks as follows: # Unison ...
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Syncing or version controlling virtualbox VMs

I recently set up a handy Arch Linux development environment inside a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. How can I keep this development environment in version control so I can simply "check out" the ...
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Unison: ignore by size?

rsync has: --max-size=SIZE don't transfer any file larger than SIZE Does unison have a similar option?
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make rsync wait for a confirmation before actually changing files

I am making a synchronization between a local and a remote folder. It happened that I lost one file by a stupid command. I am used to unison and to the way you confirm ("go?") before doing the ...
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Is there a way to globally specify where Unison should log?

I'd really like to have Unison log only to a specific file for ALL of my profiles. I have a number of different profiles, 3 local ones, and one remote one (my laptop syncs with this computer to keep ...
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Unix Permissions: Enable access to files no matter the user?

I've been using Linux for a long time and I still am completely in the dark about how file permissions really work. With that in mind, does anyone have any books or thorough guides I could read to ...
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Annoying unison.log on Mac OS X home

Unison GUI for OS X keeps creating a "unison.log" file in my home directory. That's retarded, it should either hide the file (".unison.log"), or place it in a proper place, not in my home directory. ...
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sync mobile device with a local server

Hello I have a two way synch scenario: multiple archos android client devices (we plan to have up to 100 of them) that need to update small files (little txt logs) to a central server central server ...
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Use unison between two Windows PCs

I have used unison to sync files between Linux and Windows XP. Now I need to sync files between two Windows XP machines. Has anyone done it before?
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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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File synchronization between 3 places?

I need a way to synchronize files between 3 places, all of which can be modified. All places are on Linux, and the synchronization tool has to run from cronjob - not manually!. I tried unison, but I ...
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How reliable is Unison? Did it ever ruin your data? [closed]

I am interested in facts, when using unison ( http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ ) ruined your data? I want to find out about its reliability.
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Unison on OS X — Cannot connect

I am trying to use Unison on command line. I have installed the command line tool, but running unison brings the GUI up. When I enter the password, the GUI stays at "connecting..." dialog and it ...
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How to Duplicate Dropbox/Ubuntu One Folder Synchronization In-House?

I really like using Dropbox and Ubuntu One, but they don't quite cut it for my workplace, because of restrictions on using external services. Is there software (preferably free/open source) that we ...