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rsync is another option
Authored by: randydarden on Dec 19, '01 12:18:43AM
I can't remember where I found out about rsync - it may very well have been here on Anyway, it will let you backup a collection of files but won't bother copying files that haven't changed since your last backup. It's also easy to do two-way backups (aka "synchronize"). However I don't understand its impact on Mac files, especially those with resource forks.. That may not be an issue, but I've been using it in OS X to sync my work to a Windows drive in the office without any problems.

Check it out at:

Or type man rsync into your terminal.

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