Before I forget it all, I’ve finally managed to get my laptop (Ubuntu) to link up with my desktop (Windows XP) at work using the Unison file synchroniser. Key points are:
- Use the same version on both machines! U used 2.13.16
- You need an SSH server the Windows Box
Once you have sorted out such essentials using Unison is actually quite easy. Though I appear to have replicated a huge number of very large dot files from my unix workspace to the windows machine and now I’m scared to delete them!
I’m not a big fan of Windows XP but there are several programs vital to my work that only run on that platform. MS Word being one of them.. urgh.