[darcs-users] Warning before adding huge file?

Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Sun Mar 13 19:34:02 UTC 2005


On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 01:35:15PM +0000, Jamie Webb wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 10:05:50AM +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > You probably already get the idea;  darcs is really good in the disconnected 
> > department and the source-revision stuff is not needed for this project at 
> > all.  Which means your question above misses a very unique and quite usable 
> > feature of darcs: The ability to do an n-point-sync.
> 
> If you only need synchronisation and not versioning, I suspect you
> would be much better off with Unison. It's basically a bidirectional
> rsync with a database of file hashes and a nice interface (batch, text
> interactive, or GUI). I've used it quite happily with trees tens of
> gigabytes in size, and it works fine with arbitrary graphs of systems
> to synchronise.

Whoa; I've spent loads of time looking for such a tool, even tried to
create one myself (and failed) a couple of tests show its just what I
was looking for :)

Thanks!
-- 
Thomas Zander




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