a utility used to sychronise files between locations (possibly over a network)

rsync is a commandline tool for efficiently copying and backing up data from one location (the source) to another (the destination). It can be used for local backup of files, a backup over a network, synchronising a remote website and many other uses.

While rsync can be used directly from the commandline or from within a script there is also a gui for rsync called grsync for Ubuntu users who are not willing to use the commandline.


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