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« on: August 03, 2004, 12:54:24 am »
I'd like a bit of help.  I've got a working connection to my PC with Mandrake 9.0, via wifi.  I can surf the net & such, that was easy, using linuxconf.  Now I'd like to be able to log in to the Linux pc & have a script run unison to sync KDE Pim/pi to the desktop.

I've been searching for a while now & can't seem to find all of the right info.  Can anyone point me to some How-To's??

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2004, 04:20:04 am »
Unfortantly you are abit out of my domain. One of the good things about useing linux is that you can easly SSH home (Or to your Zaurus) while you are connected to your local net. I like SSH becuse you can forward ports From my friends house on a Wireless network I bring up my linux computers samba shares for easy fire transfer .. (Ohh and I had to Open the SSH port in my firewall)

My problem is I don't know how unison works ..  I would sugest looking at the Unison web page (I hope this is the same program it's the only one I could find)

you might need to find /write a Perl or other script to run on your home computer from the shell ...  you might have a multi step task that you will need to try and figure out. start with getting your files to a Directory on you Desktop, and then go from there .

Personly I have never used the cradle that came with my zaurus expept for when I need to have it pluged in and I am curently useing it with out the builtin keybaord in portrait layout. I love my USB 2.0 Card Reader (CF/SD/MS/SMART) and Wireless CF card.

Not shure I helped, hopefuly I got questions going the right way


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004, 09:40:26 am »
im sure you can do this,

it probably wont be too fast but if you follow the methods people use for using rsync over ssh you should be able to do it.

if you use ssh keys for authentication you will be able to do it automatically.

I use this idea on my laptop to dump a backup copy of everything onto my server at home.

#  rsync -ave ssh / user@desktop:/home/user/z_backup

running that from a console on your Z will make a copy of your root file system onto your deskopt machine,

the next time you run it, it will only copy over what has changed.

adding the --delete option to rsync will allow the operation to remove files from the backup aswell, this means if you delete a file on the Z, it will be deleted from the backup too

info about ssh key based logins is here :-
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I hope this is helpful
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