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Sync'ing between laptop and desktop (OT?)
Authored by: raffar on Apr 11, '07 07:50:55AM

I too am trying to keep a desktop and a laptop in sync - both running OSX. Of course the laptop has much less hd space which means I need to be selective. I have been using Unison very successfully so far for documents in general and for certain application preferences. It is very fast and a pleasure to use.

The complications come in due to the fact that applications do not always play nice with copying preferences and the like. For some apps, I haven't figured out which pref and support files are safe to copy. For example, taking a simple-minded approach to syncing causes MS Office to sort of re-install itself each time. Firefox preference copying is also not obvious to me.

Is anyone else sync'ing app preferences and executables?

Also, I am curious how people are using Subversion.



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