Best practice for Documents directory: looking for comments on my current setup

Eric Hanchrow eric.hanchrow at
Sun Apr 19 23:59:04 CEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 7:40 AM, W. Kaplan <walter.kaplan at> wrote:
> 2) a single big repository in ~/Documents:
>        This is me trying to find a balance between a thousand and few
> repositories. This repository's main purpose is also synchronizing and
> the idea is not to rely on it for versioning. I like to think of it as
> an archive instead, because I'm not going to "work" with it (e.g. create
> branches etc.). However, in rare cases it might come in handy to have
> older versions of files.

If you don't mind some random company holding your data, you should
look at -- it's dead simple, works on *nix,
Windows, and Mac; and it automatically keeps old versions.  No help
for merging, though.

I've been using Dropbox for perhaps a year, with a relatively small
amount of data that rarely changes; it's _very_ convenient.

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