Data synchronization over the Internet with Unison

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Unison and SSH help you sync your directories across multiple computers.

Not everyone is lucky enough to get through life with a single IT device for everything. Many Linux users have a distributed IT infrastructure, with a PC at home, another PC at work, and a laptop for the road.

In such a constellation, you always want to be able to access the current version of all files, regardless of which device you are currently using.

A typical solution to this dilemma is to take a working copy of all the relevant files with you, for example, on a USB stick. But if you don't pay meticulous attention, you could end up with several diverging versions of a file, none of which contains all the changes.

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