Monday, November 19, 2007

Minimial rsync/ssh for Windows

Every now and again I'm required to synchronize files between Windows and UNIX, usually a Windows desktop and UNIX server. Some of the commons tools for this task include a Samba Samba / robocopy combination, or installing the UNIX-like cygwin tools to use rsync/scp.

I personally think for this purpose cygwin is overkill and robocopy is slow and not very intuitive to use. With this bias in mind I was happy to stumble upon this article on installing a minimal rsync/ssh package on Windows. I must try this package out next opportunity!

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