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Sync to a remote machine without using the CLI
Authored by: aaronfaby on Mar 23, '06 10:41:16AM

Why is everyone afraid of the shell?

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Sync to a remote machine without using the CLI
Authored by: mistersquid on Mar 23, '06 07:26:02PM

I'm with you on this. Going through all these contortions because one is afraid of opening the Terminal is like taking a bus and transferring multiple times instead of just driving there using one's own vehicle.*

Just the fact that you're portmapping your tunnel using a GUI tool seems ridiculous to me when you can open up a Terminal window and type

ssh -L 10548:127.0.0.1:548

Your next step would be to invoke rsync at the command line. You could even save this as a shell script and forget the syntax if you wanted to.

Imagine someone so used to the CLI that she or he insisted everything be done without using the GUI. Each tool has its drawbacks and benefits.

*And, yes, I like my failed vehicular analogy very much, thank you.



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