View Full Version : automatically syncing 3 folders in real-time

March 10th, 2009, 09:44 PM

Is there a program to synchronize 2 (sorry, the "3" in title is a typo) directories constantly?

So say I have directory A as a master and directory B as a slave. If I make any changes to any files in A, B gets changed immidiately as well?



March 10th, 2009, 10:47 PM
I may be way off, but I would think rsync combined with a cronjob would work...although I dont know if something else is better suited. To sync master to slave per your example

rsync -av --delete /master/ /slave/

You could then setup a cron job to run every minute or so to sync the directories..just my 2 cents

March 10th, 2009, 11:38 PM
how about on a windows machine... ?

Are there similar commands or programs that do the same job?

March 10th, 2009, 11:49 PM
look into SVN.

Although, I don't think this is what you want, unless those folders are across different computers, then this is exactly what you want.

snv doensn't update realtime, but will update with the command

svn update
svn commit

Cheers - CC7

March 11th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Possible solutions:
- on Linux: man ln
- on Windows: shortcuts?

March 11th, 2009, 03:45 AM
what are you trying to achieve with this?

March 11th, 2009, 02:57 PM
what are you trying to achieve with this?

Hi slavik

I have a php project in Eclipse workspace, but it needs to be put into xampp/htdocs in order to run. So every time I make a change in my workspace I need to delete and copy the project to xampp/htdocs, and that turns out to be quite annoying...

So I wanted to have the xampp/htdocs/myproject directory automatically sync with my Eclipse workspace real-time (on my Windows machine).



March 17th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Does anyone have any other solutions?



March 17th, 2009, 03:34 PM
You could try cwrsync (http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650), which is rsync for Windows. I think it basically installs cygwin on your machine and rsync inside of that. There's a "Scheduled Task" feature in Windows that I think works like cron you could use to schedule it every few minutes/hours/whatever.

If you were using Linux you could use inotify to watch the directory in realtime, but I don't know if anything like that exists for Windows.

March 20th, 2009, 04:27 AM
just make the other directories symlink to one single directory.