I am currently synchronize between local folders in my computer by following command:

rsync -av --delete "[source]" "[destination]"

Now I want to do this via GUI. so, Is there any GUI available for Ubuntu which works similar as by command rsync? and How can I install it?

  • You ca use gadmin-rsync or grsync as a graphical front end of rsync.
    – g_p
    Aug 23, 2014 at 6:58

3 Answers 3


Yes, there is available Grsync GUI App as front end of rsync tool.

Grsync is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface)

It is available on Universe repository for Ubuntu 14.04 and can be installed by following command:

To Enable Ubuntu repository run command (or make sure that enabled from Software & Updates):

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main universe"

Install Grsync By following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grsync

Here is Screen-Shot of Grsync GUI Application with some steps shown below:

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Source & Destination can be selected same as from rsync.

Also you can save different Session for future or often use.

  • 1
    A couple of suggestions: Use the Software Sources GUI for changing/adding Ubuntu repos (they respect the user's mirror selection). grsync is in universe, so we don't need to enable everything.
    – muru
    Aug 23, 2014 at 10:31
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    @muru you are Right But Enabling all Ubuntu Repository can be useful in future. And CLI is more suitable for such package-management (install/remove/fix).
    – Pandya
    Aug 23, 2014 at 12:52
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    yes, but not respecting the user's choice of mirror and simply setting archive.ubuntu is not good practice. There's a reason mirrors exist. CLI is suitable for package management, but for managing the official repos, Software Sources is the best way.
    – muru
    Aug 23, 2014 at 14:03
  • @muru ok. I've edited for Software & Updates as other choice. And if repo. already enabled than that command don't harm anything!
    – Pandya
    Aug 24, 2014 at 2:35

I think that the most powerful application with a GUI for synchronizing is Unison. You can install it via

sudo apt-get install unison-gtk 

and it will allow you to sync directory locally, with mounted drives, and on the network via ssh connections. It detects conflicts and in that case it will ask you what to do.

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It is quite easy to get started but can become very powerful if you learn how to edit the configuration files by hand; the documentation is really good. There is a command-line interface which is quite handy for scripting.


Another GUI application for rsync is luckyBackup.

It is available in the default Debian / Ubuntu repositories. Therefore, you could install it by

sudo apt-get install luckybackup

It is useful particularly if you are looking to use rsync for backing up files.

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