Antonio, thank you for reply. On 06/16/2015 12:22 PM, Antonio S. Martins Jr. wrote: > ----- "g" <geleem at bellsouth.net> escreveu: <<>> >> greetings, >> >> i want to sync my desktop home directory to my laptop home >> directory. i am using KDE for desktop. >> >> a problem that i foresee is the different screens between the 2. >> >> i synced using; >> >> rsync -a -u -v -e ssh /home/geo geo at 192.168.1.5:/home/geo.new >> >> with intent of in laptop's /home; >> >> mv geo geo.org mv geo.new geo >> >> what files and directories in 'org' directory need to be copied to >> the 'new' directory so that i will maintain screen setup in >> laptop? >> > > Hi, > > I'm using unison (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/) to do > this. It can sync in both ways if files are changed on both sides > between syncs. i did not recognize the site, but when i connected to it and started to bookmark it, i saw that i already had it bookmarked. in checking, i found that it was from 2009-0514-09:08 pm when i ran a search for backup and recovery sites. i pulled the docs and tar file to check out later. > And, IMHO it's better to filter out the directories that contain > configuration for the systems, or better, sync only the documents and > other pertinent files. i agree, and i have already started writing scripts for both desktop and laptop to sync just the common, _non_unique_ directories and files. so, back to my original question, worded differently. what directories and files should not be copied so that configs for desktop/laptop do not corrupt configs for laptop/desktop screen? i am presuming that '.KDE' is one of them, and what else? i can got thru all directories and files, which would take time and is what i am wanting to avoid. call me lazy. ;-) -- peace out. -- If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! -- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. -- CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .