Python script for automatic synchronization based on inotify

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at
Fri Mar 18 23:21:34 CET 2011

On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:59:07 +0100
Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at> wrote:

> To round off:
> 1) What's the idea behind autosync-server? doesn't the xmpp method work just fine?

I can answer this one myself now.  the README section mentions you had the
idea of using a simple tcp protocol. or "whatever sparkleshare does" (they
implement a simple synchronisation protocol over irc).  I thought the big
advantage of xmpp was that it so robust? messages get delivered after
connectivity issues etc.  So I would probably stay with that. (or maybe zeroMQ
is what you want: )

I have some more questions now:

3) What's the best way to package this?  Where should files go?
in /usr/bin, but ?
maybe /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/, that's where the jabberbot package installs the file on Arch Linux anyway.  or maybe submit your patch upstream, so that you don't need to include a modified and it will be easier for packagers.
4) How about, in commit messages, listing all files which are affected in this commit?


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