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NAME

       unison-2.32.52 - a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows

SYNOPSIS

       unison-2.32.52 [options]
       unison-2.32.52 root1 root2 [options]
       unison-2.32.52 profilename [options]
       unison-2.32.52-gtk [options]

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  briefly  documents  Unison,  and  was written for the Debian GNU/Linux
       distribution because the original program  does  not  have  a  manual  page.  For  a  full
       description,   please   refer   to   the   inbuilt   documentation   or   the  manuals  in
       /usr/share/doc/unison2.32.52/. The  unison-2.32.52-gtk  binary  has  similar  command-line
       options,  but  allows  the  user  to select and create profiles and configure options from
       within the program.

       Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two  replicas  of  a
       collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on
       the same host), modified separately, and then  brought  up  to  date  by  propagating  the
       changes in each replica to the other.

       Unison  offers  several advantages over various synchronization methods such as CVS, Coda,
       rsync, Intellisync, etc. Unison can run on and synchronize between Windows and  many  UNIX
       platforms.  Unison  requires  no  root  privileges,  system  access  or  kernel changes to
       function. Unison can synchronize changes to files and directories in both  directions,  on
       the same machine, or across a network using ssh or a direct socket connection.

       Transfers  are optimised using a version of the rsync protocol, making it ideal for slower
       links. Unison has a clear and precise specification, and is resilient to  failure  due  to
       its careful handling of the replicas and its private structures.

       The two roots can be specified using an URI or a path. The URI must follow the convention:
       protocol://[user@][host][:port][/path]. The protocol part can be file, socket, ssh or rsh.

OPTIONS

       All Unison options are long, starting with one dash (`-') only.  A summary of  options  is
       included here. For a complete description, see the inbuilt documentation or the manuals in
       /usr/share/doc/unison2.32.52/.

       -auto  automatically accept default (nonconflicting) actions

       -batch batch mode: ask no questions at all

       -doc xxx
              show documentation ('-doc topics' lists topics)

       -follow xxx
              add a pattern to the follow list

       -force xxx
              force changes from this replica to the other

       -group synchronize group attributes

       -ignore xxx
              add a pattern to the ignore list

       -ignorenot xxx
              add a pattern to the ignorenot list

       -owner synchronize owner

       -path xxx
              path to synchronize

       -perms n
              part of the permissions which is synchronized

       -prefer xxx
              choose this replica's version for conflicting changes

       -root xxx
              root of a replica (should be used exactly twice)

       -silent
              print nothing except error messages

       -terse suppress status messages

       -testserver
              exit immediately after the connection to the server

       -times synchronize modification times

       -version
              print version and exit

       -addprefsto xxx
              file to add new prefs to

       -addversionno
              add version number to name of unison on server

       -backup xxx
              add a pattern to the backup list

       -backupcurr xxx
              add a pattern to the backupcurr list

       -backupcurrnot xxx
              add a pattern to the backupcurrnot list

       -backupdir xxx
              directory for storing centralized backups

       -backuploc xxx
              where backups are stored ('local' or 'central')

       -backupnot xxx
              add a pattern to the backupnot list

       -backupprefix xxx
              prefix for the names of backup files

       -backups
              keep backup copies of all files (see also 'backup')

       -backupsuffix xxx
              a suffix to be added to names of backup files

       -confirmbigdel
              ask about whole-replica (or path) deletes (default true)

       -confirmmerge
              ask for confirmation before commiting results of a merge

       -contactquietly
              suppress the 'contacting server' message during startup

       -copyprog xxx
              external program for copying large files

       -copyprogrest xxx
              variant of copyprog for resuming partial transfers

       -copyquoterem xxx
              add quotes to remote file name for copyprog (true/false/default)

       -copythreshold n
              use copyprog on files bigger than this (if >=0, in Kb)

       -debug xxx
              debug module xxx ('all' -> everything, 'verbose' -> more)

       -diff xxx
              command for showing differences between files

       -dontchmod
              When set, never use the chmod system call

       -dumbtty
              do not change terminal settings in text UI

       -fastcheck xxx
              do fast update detection (true/false/default)

       -forcepartial xxx
              add a pattern to the forcepartial list

       -height n
              height (in lines) of main window in graphical interface

       -host xxx
              bind the socket to this host name in server socket mode

       -ignorecase xxx
              identify upper/lowercase filenames (true/false/default)

       -ignorelocks
              ignore locks left over from previous run (dangerous!)

       -immutable xxx
              add a pattern to the immutable list

       -immutablenot xxx
              add a pattern to the immutablenot list

       -key xxx
              define a keyboard shortcut for this profile (in some UIs)

       -killserver
              kill server when done (even when using sockets)

       -label xxx
              provide a descriptive string label for this profile

       -log   record actions in logfile (default true)

       -logfile xxx
              logfile name

       -maxbackups n
              number of backed up versions of a file

       -maxthreads n
              maximum number of simultaneous file transfers

       -merge xxx
              add a pattern to the merge list

       -mountpoint xxx
              abort if this path does not exist

       -numericids
              don't map uid/gid values by user/group names

       -preferpartial xxx
              add a pattern to the preferpartial list

       -pretendwin
              Use creation times for detecting updates

       -repeat xxx
              synchronize repeatedly (text interface only)

       -retry n
              re-try failed synchronizations N times (text ui only)

       -rootalias xxx
              register alias for canonical root names

       -rsrc xxx
              synchronize resource forks (true/false/default)

       -rsync activate the rsync transfer mode (default true)

       -selftest
              run internal tests and exit

       -servercmd xxx
              name of unison executable on remote server

       -showarchive
              show 'true names' (for rootalias) of roots and archive

       -socket xxx
              act as a server on a socket

       -sortbysize
              list changed files by size, not name

       -sortfirst xxx
              add a pattern to the sortfirst list

       -sortlast xxx
              add a pattern to the sortlast list

       -sortnewfirst
              list new before changed files

       -sshargs xxx
              other arguments (if any) for remote shell command

       -sshcmd xxx
              path to the ssh executable

       -ui xxx
              select UI ('text' or 'graphic'); command-line only

       -xferbycopying
              optimize transfers using local copies (default true)

       Some preferences are  just  boolean  flags.  Others  take  numeric  or  string  arguments,
       indicated in the preferences list by n or xxx. Most of the string preferences can be given
       several times; the arguments are accumulated into a list internally.

SEE ALSO

       The program is documented fully in the in-built documentation and the manual, available as
       text in /usr/share/doc/unison2.32.52/.

AUTHOR

       Options  are automatically extracted from `unison -help'. The rest of this manual page was
       written by Robert McQueen <robot101@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but  may
       be used by others).

                                        September 23, 2001                      UNISON-2.32.52(1)