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Re: [h-e-w] Syncing Emacs org files

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Syncing Emacs org files
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:20:22 +0200

Here is a quick summary of the alternatives:

Dropbox vs. the Alternatives: Which Online Syncing Service Is Right
for You?

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 11:11, Francis Wright <address@hidden> wrote:
> A Windows-only solution might be to use Windows Live Mesh. It synchronizes
> directories rather than files. I use it to synchronize a few directories 
> between
> my desktop at work and my laptop at home. If you also synchronize with 
> SkyDrive
> then it is not necessary for both/all computers to be running at the same time
> and you get 5GB of free cloud backup (for Mesh; 25GB in total for one SkyDrive
> account). However, Mesh can hang (no idea why), so don't rely on it for 
> anything
> mission-critical!
> Francis
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: address@hidden
>> [mailto:address@hidden On
>> Behalf Of Sarir Khamsi
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 11:08 PM
>> To: ntemacs
>> Subject: [h-e-w] Syncing Emacs org files
>> I've recently started down the spiritually enlightening path that is org mode
> and
>> noticed that I now have a bunch of org files on my laptop
>> (WinXP) and my desktop (Windows 7). There now seems to be a problem of
>> keeping these files synced up. Ediff is an option but that means knowing what
>> files have changed, and they are in a variety of dirs in my "home"
>> dir. rsync has been an option for directories, but with org files, it's
> possible that
>> the contents may need to be merged.
>> As you might guess, the laptop is not always connected to the same network as
>> the desktop, but eventually, they get hooked up, so using a single file 
>> shared
> by
>> both computer is not an option.
>> Ideally, I'd like a platform-neutral approach but I'd be OK with a
> Windows-only
>> solution. So my questions are:
>> 1) What have people done in Emacs to sync up files in a somewhat
>>    automated fashion?
>> 2) Is this best handled outside of Emacs with something like git (and
>>    mapping drives in Windows)?
>> Thanks.
>> Sarir
>> --
>> Sarir Khamsi
>> software guy
>> address@hidden

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