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Does anyone have any simple ideas (or complicated if it's the only
idea) how to create a program that can synchronize file directories/
repositories? Ideally files should be able to be added, deleted and
updated in directories. I thought about creating "images" of the
directories to be synchronized but I'm struggling with this idea.

Help is much appreciated.

Mar 9 '07 #1
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ac******@shef.ac.uk wrote:
Does anyone have any simple ideas (or complicated if it's the only
idea) how to create a program that can synchronize file directories/
repositories? Ideally files should be able to be added, deleted and
updated in directories. I thought about creating "images" of the
directories to be synchronized but I'm struggling with this idea.
Is there a C++ language question here that I'm not seeing? If not,
try 'comp.programming' for general questions on algorithms.
Mar 9 '07 #2

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ac******@shef.ac.uk wrote:
Does anyone have any simple ideas (or complicated if it's the only
idea) how to create a program that can synchronize file directories/
repositories? Ideally files should be able to be added, deleted and
updated in directories. I thought about creating "images" of the
directories to be synchronized but I'm struggling with this idea.

Help is much appreciated.
<OT>
Why reinvent the wheel? Try svn (subversion).
</OT>

Apart from that, this group deals with standard C++ only,
so you are (way) off topic.

HTH,
- J.
Mar 9 '07 #3

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Is there a C++ language question here that I'm not seeing? If not,
try 'comp.programming' for general questions on algorithms.
Thanks I will.
Apart from that, this group deals with standard C++ only,
so you are (way) off topic.

HTH,
- J.
Well I am trying to create this program in C++.

Mar 9 '07 #4

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ac******@shef.ac.uk wrote:
>Is there a C++ language question here that I'm not seeing? If not,
try 'comp.programming' for general questions on algorithms.

Thanks I will.
>Apart from that, this group deals with standard C++ only,
so you are (way) off topic.

HTH,
- J.

Well I am trying to create this program in C++.
By analogy: If I am trying to cook fish on an electrical stove,
should I ask about that in sci.physics.electromag?
Mar 9 '07 #5

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Does anyone have any simple ideas (or complicated if it's the only
idea) how to create a program that can synchronize file directories/
repositories? Ideally files should be able to be added, deleted and
updated in directories. I thought about creating "images" of the
directories to be synchronized but I'm struggling with this idea.

Help is much appreciated.
subversion, which does exactly this, is open source.
http://subversion.tigris.org/

As it is, you may just be able to use subversion as is and not have to do
anything. There is a command line interface you can call, or you can use
something else (for windows I use the client tortoisesvn which is a windows
shell hook).
Mar 9 '07 #6

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ac******@shef.ac.uk wrote:
>Is there a C++ language question here that I'm not seeing? If not,
try 'comp.programming' for general questions on algorithms.

Thanks I will.
>Apart from that, this group deals with standard C++ only,
so you are (way) off topic.

HTH,
- J.

Well I am trying to create this program in C++.
[OT] The algorithm behind rsync is described in
http://samba.org/~tridge/phd_thesis.pdf

Check the sources of Unison for another file synchronization utility.

Roberto Waltman

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