File sync programs
Synchronize your files with these GUI and command-line applications.
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Maybe the most popular file-copying tool on Linux.
rsync [option] <source> <dest>
You can check my post about rsync for more info about how to use it (or check
rsync extensive man page).
grsync is a frontend for
rsync. It’s easy to use: checkboxes for every
rsync option, ‘sessions’ (profiles) to save your settings.
A powerful tool to manage cloud storage: you can sync files from (and to) Google Drive, AWS S3, Nextcloud and many more (check “Storage Systems” section on their website). To configure a cloud storage provider, type
rclone config and follow the steps.
rclone sync [option] <source> <dest>
An example for AWS S3:
rclone sync --dry-run --size-only myproject/ s3:mybucket
--dry-run: do a simulation, don’t transfer anything.
--size-only: sync only if file sizes are different (do not check timestamp).
There are more
rclone commands, like
copy. Check man page or website for more info.
ls: lists objects only.
--max-depth <number>limits the recursion.
lsf: lists folders and files, non-recursive unless use
Transfer files between your computer and FTP/SFTP servers. Check my post about Filezilla for more info.
Sync files locally or from/to Google Drive, FTP and SFTP. A bit clunky design, but it works and you can use it without reading the manual before. It includes an automated synchronization tool called ‘RealTimeSync’ that can execute a command line each time it detects changes in one of the monitored directories, or when a directory becomes available.
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