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I decided to use rsync for backing up my downloaded torrents from my home-server to my laptop. I read the whole manual, but I didn't find a way to sync files automatically when a new file or directory is added to the complete torrents directory.

The Best thing I could find was running rsync daily by a cron-job, But I want it to be more intelligent, like Ubuntu-One and do the job just when a new thing adds.

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cyberciti.biz/faq/… –  quanta May 9 '13 at 13:08
splitbrain.org/blog/2011-01/… –  quanta May 9 '13 at 13:09
Check this out, it's a daemon that does what you want: code.google.com/p/lsyncd –  user265736 Apr 5 '14 at 22:04

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What you're looking for is inotifywait, from the inotify-tools package, which uses the inotify mechanism.


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