Linux and "offline folders"

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Sat Jan 10 06:26:12 UTC 2009

Art Alexion wrote:
> 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.
could be nice but I don't want to involve internet - if I could install 
it on a server perhaps. Bandwidth is a MAJOR issue where I reside. You 
are looking at an office with 256 Kb DSL - shared by +10 staff...

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