Linux and "offline folders"

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Sat Jan 10 04:15:14 UTC 2009

On 01/09/2009 Paul Lemmons wrote:
> Sounds like you are describing DropBox.
> Totally transparent synchronization between multiple machines running diverse operating systems. Files are also cached online so that you have access even on machines that are not being synchronized.

I've been using this a lot, and other than privacy concerns, it is quite 
nice.  Contrary to the advertised functionality, it works as well with 
KDE as it does with gnome.  With nautilus, you get special icon marks 
that tell you whether a file has not yet been uploaded, whether the 
upload is in progress or whether all syncing is done.  With kde it is 
not shown on a per file basis.

I have it running on gnome, kde and windows, and the syncing works fine.

I have used it for work docs that I want to edit at home, and things 
like comparing sources.list files among machines.

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