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December 13, 2005


Stuart Langridge

Ooh, yes, that'd be lovely. Matthew Thomas once put together an algorithm description for this sort of thing for Gnome's Nautilus file browser (http://mail.gnome.org/archives/usability/2005-June/msg00017.html), although that was just for moving and copying rather than synchronisation.

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Microsoft SyncToy ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/synctoy.mspx ) and Novell iFolder ( http://www.ifolder.com )seem to both improve on the synchronization tools of old.

iFolder takes exactly the kind of action you suggest - perform a default operation on conflicts (do not copy), then flag these items for review by the user after synchronization is complete.


SyncBack by 2brightsparks is wonderful


They should at the least have copied all of the files they could, and put the "difficult" files to the back of the list to await your feedback.

Ross Burton

You might like Unison (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/) for file syncing. Pretty sane UI really, although it's a bit ugly. Importantly once you hit Go, it won't stop until it's finished.

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