grsync  1.3.0
About: Grsync is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface) to synchronize folders, files and make backups.
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Grsync Readme

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Grsync is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface). Rsync is the well-known and powerful command line directory and file synchronization tool. Grsync makes use of the GTK libraries and is released under the GPL license, so it is opensource. It doesn't need the gnome libraries to run, but can of course run under gnome, kde or unity pretty fine. It can be effectively used to synchronize local directories and it supports remote targets as well (even though it doesn't support browsing the remote folder). Sample uses of grsync include: synchronize a music collection with removable devices, backup personal files to a networked drive, replication of a partition to another one, mirroring of files, etc.


* Most commonly used rsync options available, additional options may be
    specified by command line switches
* Saves multiple settings with customized names (no limit on number of
* Session sets can be created: run multiple sessions at once!
* Can do simulation or normal execution
* Captures and prints rsync output nicely on a own window and log to a
    file (remember to clean it periodically or setup automatic log rotation)
* Parses rsync output to display progress bars and other information
* Highlights errors and show them on a separate window, for better and
    faster control over rsync runs
* Can pause rsync execution
* A good number of translations available
* Can run custom commands before (and stop in case of failure) and after
* Shell script for batch, crontab use etc. provided (grsync-batch)
* Can import and export sessions on file; i.e. share your settings with
* Can minimize to system tray (status icon), when supported
* Can run specific sessions with superuser privileges
* Rsync backup made easy!
* Configuration is an easily readable .ini file, which you can copy to
 have a backup of all your sessions and settings
* Supports the Unity framework for progress display and notification
* Needs rsync installed on the system (command line tool only, no need for
    server-side daemon) and GTK
* Available for free and with sources!
* Works on many linux distributions (including Nokia Maemo), Mac OS X and

See INSTALL for installation instructions and COPYING for license information.

Piero Orsoni