[cvsnt] Alternative to Network Shares?

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Fri Dec 3 19:42:56 GMT 2004

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Luckey, Dave wrote:

> I have seen many e-mails that say I should not set the server to local,
> is this true?  Also, the only benefit that I really gain is by using the
> windows synch capability.  I have not heard of rsync?

No, I didn't mean use the local: protocol, but rather run the server 
locally (and connect by whatever protocol you want) and store your 
repository on your notebook.  I don't trust the Windows sync feature.

Do a Google search for rsync, which is an originally Unix-based program 
for performing smart replication of files and directories (only 
transmits changed bytes).  To run it under Win32 normally requires the 
Cygwin distribution (which gains you lots of Unix-y tools for Win32, 
too).  However, you can also check this out:


which is a cut down version of rsync that only does the backup 
functionality (NOTE: I haven't tried this, but I can agree that rsync is 
very powerful and I have personally nuked files when I didn't do the 
right thing).


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