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sunse
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Could any one recommend a sync tool?  I have to install a program in the linux server, but the users will access the program through the PC.  IS there any way to synchronize the paths in the server and in the pc so that the files produced by the program and the input files taken by the program can be seen and accessed in the PC?
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Commented:
Hi,

It probably already has rsync installed - could you utilise that?

Alan.
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Awesome!  I did not know about rsync.  Thank you.
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Hi,

Why no points?

Thanks,

Alan.
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I was reviewing rsync online tutorial and the problem that I find is that it requires the issuing of commands by the user indicating the source and the destination.  We are implementing a Shiny web site with RStudio which is going to be available to anyone who wants to run the software through the gui.  It is inconvenient for a program to have to ask the user to write a command in order to send the input files over the network and/or importing files from the server.  I was wondering if there is a tool that that can be integrated in the gui so that the user does not need to issue a command.
AlanConsultant

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Hi Sunse,

I guess you could write in the front-end with tick boxes etc that builds the rcync command, but I would not know how to actually do that in web development / RStudio.

Alan.
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But, in order to use rsync I would have to do some configuration in the Linux server and in the user PC.  This is going to be a public web site, so I think I should use a different approach.  May be I can write R code that uploads the vendor file to the server and downloads result files to the user's PC?
AlanConsultant

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Hi Sunse,

Sounds like a plan to me, but I am no web developer :-)

Alan.

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