Grsync or Read The Man Pages = Ouch!

Grsync is a GUI front end to rsync for your Gnome desktop. You can install Grsync by issuing the following command in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install grsync

Once installed, you will find Grsync listed under Applications > System tools.

If you are like me, this makes setting up rsync commands a lot easier.  Now if I can just get a visual tool to show me wildcarding on-the-fly, I will have it made with my date commands.

Use Linux to Build Your Own Dropbox

If you want to build your own Dropbox-like syncing and backup service with some open source software.

Tech hacking blog Fak3r outlines the process and what you’ll need:

  • At least two machines, one to be the server and one to be the client
  • Some open source software: OpenSSH, rsync, and lsyncd

The process involves some work and command line know-how, but it’s all pretty straightforward. We think Dropbox is awesome, but if you want a DIY method you should definitely check out Fak3r’s instructions.

HOWTO build your own open source Dropbox clone