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Re: Keeping knode and kmail in sync on different machines

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

>>>> Is there any simple - preferably standard - way
>>>> of keeing knode and/or kmail in sync on different machines,
>>>> eg by using rsync?
>>>> If so, what files does one need to keep in sync?
>>> IMHO the easiest and simplest way is to have a file server that over nfs
>>> does share /home to all the machines, this way you have access to
>>> everything, files, settings, data...
>> That presupposes that both machines have network connectivity.  This
>> won't work for taking your laptop on the road, for example, which is one
>> of the most common sync scenarios.

> I solve this particular issue by always SSH'ing to one machine where
> everything is maintained. This requires fast connection at both ends,
> which is the major pitfall.

Thanks for your response.
That is actually what I do with kmail - run it on my desktop,
and access it on my laptop with WiFi.
This is perfectly acceptable from the point of view of speed.

Basically, I was wondering if there was a better way of doing it.

With knode, for example, I imagine one could download 
.kde/share/config/knoderc .

> Mozilla applications have some synchronisation 
> utilities, which are worth exploring. Thee other possibility, as already
> pointed out, is to share the filesystem and fetch the settings and data
> from there. I know about people who do this with Thunderbird, but this can
> probably be achieved with KMail and KNode.

I'm reluctant to share /home under nfs.
What happens if one is not connected to the machine with /home on it?

Timothy Murphy  
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