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 [[http://​www.cis.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​unison/​|Unison]] is a cross-platform and robust file synchronisation tool. Version 2.13.16 of Unison is installed on both fileservers ''​russel.inf.unibz.it''​ and ''​actarus.inf.unibz.it''​. [[http://​www.cis.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​unison/​|Unison]] is a cross-platform and robust file synchronisation tool. Version 2.13.16 of Unison is installed on both fileservers ''​russel.inf.unibz.it''​ and ''​actarus.inf.unibz.it''​.
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 ==== Links ==== ==== Links ====
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   * [[http://​www.cis.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​unison/​download/​releases/​stable/​unison-manual.html|Unison user manual]]   * [[http://​www.cis.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​unison/​download/​releases/​stable/​unison-manual.html|Unison user manual]]
   * [[http://​alliance.seas.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​wiki/​index.php?​n=Main.HomePage|Unison Wiki]]   * [[http://​alliance.seas.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​wiki/​index.php?​n=Main.HomePage|Unison Wiki]]
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 ==== MacOS X ==== ==== MacOS X ====
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   * Install Unison using [[http://​trac.macosforge.org/​projects/​macports/​wiki|MacPorts]] (former DarwinPorts). See [[http://​www.macgeekery.com/​gspot/​2006-07/​complete_bi_directional_home_sync_and_backup_with_unison]] for a short tutorial on installing unison.   * Install Unison using [[http://​trac.macosforge.org/​projects/​macports/​wiki|MacPorts]] (former DarwinPorts). See [[http://​www.macgeekery.com/​gspot/​2006-07/​complete_bi_directional_home_sync_and_backup_with_unison]] for a short tutorial on installing unison.
   * Unison wiki has a specific section on [[http://​alliance.seas.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​wiki/​index.php?​n=Main.UnisonFAQOSSpecific#​osx|unison and OSX]]   * Unison wiki has a specific section on [[http://​alliance.seas.upenn.edu/​~bcpierce/​wiki/​index.php?​n=Main.UnisonFAQOSSpecific#​osx|unison and OSX]]
  
 ==== Tips and Tricks ==== ==== Tips and Tricks ====
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   * You should use ''​ssh''​ to connect to the server, by specifying one of the roots as %%ssh://​stessaris@russel.inf.unibz.it/​%%//​home 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   * You should use ''​ssh''​ to connect to the server, by specifying one of the roots as %%ssh://​stessaris@russel.inf.unibz.it/​%%//​home 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
  
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   * 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.   * 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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 ==== Windows XP ==== ==== Windows XP ====
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 === Requirements === === Requirements ===
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 Software Packages: Software Packages:
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   - Unison-2.27.57-Gtk.zip   - Unison-2.27.57-Gtk.zip
   - Unison-ssh.zip   - Unison-ssh.zip
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 +Download Software Packages from Internet or from our local Repository!
  
 === Installation === === Installation ===
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 Test if Unison works by double clicking Unison-2.27.57 Gtk+.exe in C:\Program Files\Unison Test if Unison works by double clicking Unison-2.27.57 Gtk+.exe in C:\Program Files\Unison
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 +Unison configuration files are stored in C:​\Documents and Settings\username\.unison. Initially there
 +should be a configuration file default.prf there. Prepare/​Modify a configuration file to fit your needs.
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 +If the Unison version on your Server is different you can use the -addversionno. For this create a batch file e.g. sync.bat
 +in the C:\Program Files\Unison directory:
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 +snyc.bat
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 +  "​C:​\Program Files\Unison\Unison-2.27.57 Gtk+.exe"​ -addversionno
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 +Next create from the batch file a shortcut to the Desktop if you wish.
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