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  • Ask HN: How best to sync a subset of my files with a friend?
    I would use syncthing, which is open source at After minimal setup, it just works(tm). You have a normal directory in your filesystem, that is synced to the other peers (which you set up in the "minimal setup"). I have been using it for years, and it works well. It has no problems crossing os'es (i.e. Windows -> linux, linux -> mac) For windows I usually recommend - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Free and Open Source Alternative to Airdrop
    Do consider Syncthing particularly if you are using Android. If using apple iOS you'd need the möbius sync client. One thing that it beats the cloud / centralized sync on is because the connection is direct between devices when the initial transfer is completed the file is completely there on the other device. With a cloud type of sync you do the transfer twice.... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Willow Protocol
    So something like ? - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Obsidian 1.5 Desktop (Public)
    I think sync is a non-feature, as you can just ride on your existing solution. For example, I use syncthing [1] with Obsidian to sync files off-cloud. - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • What do you use to write your fan fictions?
    When I was 14 and just getting started, I used Notepad. Upgraded to Wordpad when I realized I loved putting italics in every other sentence, moved to Google Docs at around 25 when I started writing on my phone and wanted to sync with my computer, finally moved to Obsidian a few months ago (with Syncthing for syncing) when I decided I don't want to live in Google's house where they can burn my stuff down whenever... Source: 3 months ago
  • “Chrono trigger”- Just started the game kind of lost in the demon castle
    Pick it up again an use cloud syncing this time! Is worth! Source: 3 months ago
  • ⟳ 4 apps added, 32 updated at
    Syncthing (version 1.27.0): File synchronization. Source: 3 months ago
  • How do I share folder between my Linux mint laptops?
    There's lots of options. Samba, NFS, SFTP, Syncthing, etc... Source: 3 months ago
  • Syncing a repository with two services
    I use syncthing for folder synchronization. Works great for me. Source: 3 months ago
  • Syncing & Merging Notebooks
    I utilize Syncthing to sync everything between my computers & phone, and that works fine for everything except my work laptop. As such, I've had to resort to building a separate work notebook for the time being. Source: 3 months ago
  • Is there a way to get to linux devices (say a desktop and a laptop) to sync and share files between them?
    Localsend for sharing files once in a while, snapdrop is an online alternative. Syncthing to sync folders between devices. Source: 3 months ago
  • Need help setting up a private "cloud" storage, if it's even possible
    Https:// does a great job of the latter. Source: 3 months ago
  • Is it possible to sync Calibre configuration between Mac and Windows continuously?
    Another vote for something like syncthing or a third party app that keeps the program directory (but not the libraries, in your case) in sync. Source: 4 months ago
  • How can I back up my games?
    My recommendation, based on tools I use, would be: 1.) make a folder just for your backed up saves; 2.) move the save files to that folder; 3.) symlink the save folder back to where it's originally at; 4.) Use Resilio or SyncThing (or Google Drive or OneDrive, if you want to use the cloud) to back up the save folder across your devices. Source: 4 months ago
  • Ask HN: Sharing home directories locally (Linux/BSD) – NAS enclosure
    This might be usefull - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Spacedrive – an open source cross-platform file explorer
    If you only want sync then Syncthing [1] is better than all of those and doesn't put you data in the cloud. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Amino – The Public IPFS DHT Is Getting a Facelift
    Maybe Syncthing would work for you? [1] [1] - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • How I've made VirtualDJ seamlessly work over a shared library between macOS, Windows and Linux
    First problem is to share the library files. For that I've decided to use syncthing. It is a self hosted p2p synchronization tool, I'm running my server on a raspberry PI. Source: 5 months ago
  • Ask HN: How do you deal with TOTP 2-factor auth?
    I use andOTP[0] which auto-exports an encrypted backup to a local folder, which is then synced with Syncthing[1] to my NAS. It's seamless and doesn't need an internet connection. - [0]: - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • The Interface Segregation Situation
    💬 Thread - I only lost 10 minutes of data, thanks to ZFS. My backup strategy mainly consists of backing up things to Dropbox and iCloud and very occasionally syncing them to my NAS drive. I have been thinking about using Syncthing but I may need to take a look into ZFS as well. - Source: / 6 months ago
  • Remotely sync two Unraid servers | Without Port Forwarding | CGNAT
    Currently I use cloudflare for all my remote access which works great, so I'm hoping a combination of cloudflare and a sync app such as Resilio, syncthing, LuckyBackup. Source: 7 months ago

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With this tool, you can synchronize files between multiple computers without hassles. Syncthing is not very different from rclone as it also supports command-line functionality. Also, it’s a free and open source application with all source code available on GitHub.

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