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Synchronizing directories

Any of you knowing of a fast solution (maybe freeware) for spawning a process to synchronize two directories ? (source -> destination)

I was trying to use http://sourceforge.net/projects/directorysync/ , but wasn't thrilled with it.

Any ideas ?
English is not my mother tongue
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
RoboCopy from Microsoft. It's free and works well.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
sounds good, but the user needs backup files privilege. Hopefully our users have those rights.
English is not my mother tongue
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
curious
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
JK
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
CPAN to the rescue, as usual:

http://search.cpan.org/dist/File-DirSync/
Chris Winters Send private email
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
I recommend Beyond Compare...it has directory sync features along with being a great diff tool...its not free though http://www.scootersoftware.com/ ... for syncing my laptop and desktop I use syncback http://www.2brightsparks.com/  they have a freewware version.
AnonymousCoward
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
GUI: Seconding Beyond Compare.  It's fantastic, easily the best GUI diff tool I've used.  Well worth paying for (and you have to work REALLY hard to get me to use commercial utility software over freeware/open-source stuff).

Command-line: cygwin + cron + rsync.
Lazlo Send private email
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
Lostacular
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 
 
I recently started using MS SyncToy, and so far, I like it a lot. It has a very intuitive GUI, and is quite fast.

I use it mainly to sync data between some folders on my computer and a portable USB backup drive.
Yablan
Monday, November 27, 2006
 
 

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