Bob Goodwin wrote: > I made backups of both files in each computer and rsync dealt with > it as long as I transferred the entire file, something I could have > done with sftp. If I tried to rsync the larger file with the smaller > it simply replaced the larger file and I lost information. You may be mistaking rsync for a two-way synchronization tool. It's not. If you run 'rsync -av $src/ $dst/' any files in $dst that differ from $src will be overwritten by what is in $src. You can use the --update (-u) to skip files that are newer on $dst, which might help you. But if you're trying to keep two systems in sync and you modify both systems independently, unison may be a better option. > What I did not realize is that the "notecase" files are in html: > > <!DOCTYPE NoteCase-File> > <!--LastNote:83--> > <HTML> > <HEAD> > <meta content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> > <meta name="generator" content="NoteCase 1.6.1"> > <TITLE></TITLE> > ... snip ... > > Which leads me to believe that's a format rsync can't deal with or > requires different "options" other than the -av I used? rsync doesn't care about the file format. It doesn't parse the file to work its magic. > So I have the same information in both computers but there is data > in the smaller file that I do not have in the larger one. I may have > to copy the data individually which will probably work all right but > there is no assurance that I will get everything. If you're looking to merge the notecase files between systems, I don't think either rsync or unison will be of much use. You'd need to use a tool more like a revision control system (e.g. git) to handle merging the changes from each system into the other. But there are probably better ways to achieve your goals than that. :) -- Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill herself, would that be considered a hostage situation?
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