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Unison File Synchronizer


Unison is a cross-platform and robust file synchronisation tool. Version 2.13.16 of Unison is installed on both fileservers and

Installation and Use


Tips and Tricks

  • You should use ssh to connect to the server, by specifying one of the roots as ssh:// folder. To discover the exact path of your home folder you can connect to the server via ssh and type pwd on the command line. E.g. my unison configuration file contains the line
root = ssh://
  • Under some circumstances Excel modifies its files without changing the timestamps. Obviously, this confuses file synchronization tools. If you get an error on an excel file you can fix if by updating the timestamp of the file with the command line touch filename and running unison again.
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