JimH44

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  1. Pls fix formatting of sudo commands. Pls see the screenshot of the commands for Ubuntu users to start installing. The way the web page is formatted, less experienced users would select the whole line and paste into terminal window. But the line contains two commands, which need to be done in sequence. (They could appear on one line, with a semicolon or && between them, but two lines would be safer.) Perhaps the two commands were typed in on two lines, but the wiki software made them display on one line. Hats off to you guys for putting this together, but let's remember less e
  2. Tuxpoldo, I am enjoying using your GUI system on my Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit) system, Do you have plans to use BTSync version 1.4.x in what you distribute? I have read lots of bad things about it. (I just used /strings/ to look inside btsync-core on my Ubuntu 13.04 (32-bit) system, and found BitTorrent Sync 1.2.82.) Thanks, Jim
  3. I have found that this error is because the folder I was sharing had been shared before. It is nothing to do with the GUI version on Linux. The solution is to delete the file .SyncID from the folder before sharing it again. Jim
  4. I am running Ubuntu raring (13.04) and have just installed btsync-gui. It's nice having the same look and feel as the Windows and Mac clients, but I lost all the read-only secrets I had distributed to other users to access my repository. I tried to set up new read-only secrets, but got the error: Destination folder cannot be identified. Would you like to reset ownership? Should I uninstall btsync-gui and go back to the standard btsync from bittorrent? Looking forward to your help, Jim
  5. The "find" command requites that you tell it what to do with what it finds. You might use an option such as -exec to run the file. In your case, you need to add -print to the end of the command to make it show you the results. Another useful addition is -print | xargs ls -lad | less and this will run the ls command on each filename that find prints as a long listing, not showing the contents of directories, and put everything through the pager called "less".
  6. I love the look of btsync-gui. Very nice to have the same appearance as the Windows and Mac versions. But I can't get it to work. When I tried to create a secret for a folder, I got the error message: Destination folder cannot be identified. Would you like to reset ownership? (See the attached screenshot.) The folder ownership was drwxrwxr-x 9 btsync adm to match a user I had set up before I updated btsync. The command ps -ef | grep btsync showed /usr/lib/btsync-common/btsync-core and python /usr/bin/btsync-gui owned by "jim", so I changed the ownership of the folder to "jim",
  7. As the wise owl said, it's on the list, but there are higher priorities. In the mean time you could use the script that I developed to use mount --bind to make the equivalent of symbolic links on your Linux system. You can find it at http://forum.bittorr...ymlink/?p=78762 See the following discussion as well.
  8. And I thought my workaround was so clever :-( If you use the script that I uploaded, you'll find it's no harder to use than ln -s and it contains a lot of error checking, so you won't do the wrong thing by mistake. I would be wary of using symlinks "the other way around" myself, though I'm not sure what you mean by that. In one sense, a symlink is just a file like any other, but in another way it is not. it becomes meaningless if you copy it to a different filesystem, unless you include the systemname in the destination. I think there are good reasons why the BTSync developers haven't just
  9. As tuxpoldo said, Great work! I have been using a free program called Ketarin to look at web pages that point to software installers and find which ones have new version numbers. Ketarin lets me set a regular expression that will match a pattern within the web page and extract the version number with something like this: Latest Stable Version: ([_\.\d-]+) (For those less familiar with regular expressions, the [_\.\d-]+ matches any string of digits, dots, underscores and hyphens, and the () around the square brackets returns that into a variable for the version number.) Ketarin then compares
  10. Symbolic links on Linux systems are still not followed, but you can use mount --bind to bind a folder tree to a different mount point in the filesystem. You also need to put a line for each binding into the file /etc/fstab (on Ubuntu and similar systems), so the bindings are remade when you reboot the system. This gets complicated, so I developed a Linux script to do it. I share the results with read-only secrets. You can read about my script at http://forum.bittorr...ymlink/?p=78762
  11. Lightning mentioned mount --bind as a way of making the equivalent of symbolic links on a Linux system that BTSync will follow. You also need to list the binding in /etc/fstab (on Ubuntu Linux and similar systems), so that the binding is made again when the system is rebooted. This gets a bit complicated, so I developed a Linux script to do it. You can read about it at http://forum.bittorr...ymlink/?p=78762
  12. I don't think there is any update yet from the BTSync developers, but I have created a Unix/Linux script that uses mount --bind to mount folders at mount points within the filesystem. It also puts the equivalent commands in /etc/fstab so these bindings are remade when the system is rebooted. You can read about my script at http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/23624-symlink/?p=78762
  13. Thanks, capi, I looked it up and worked out a solution. As well as using mount --bind you also have to put the equivalent in /etc/fstab (in Ubuntu), so I came up with a shell script to do it, which I called BT-bind. Here's its usage message: jim@langtran:~$ BT-bind BT-bind: incorrect command line arguments BT-bind here. I'll Make a new folder in the folder tree to be shared with BTSyncthen bind a folder from somewhere else to that new folderand add the equivalent command line to /etc/fstab Usage: BT-bind folder-where-data-are new-folder-to-share-themEg: BT-bind /home/jim/music/class
  14. If you make symbolic links on an NTFS filesystem (ie. "junctions"), and provide a readonly secret for the folder, BTSync will copy the junctions and what they point to across to a Linux or Windows filesystem. (I have not tried this with read-write secrets.) This suits me nicely, because I want to use BTSync to distribute installers for free software to people around the world who are working in language development in minority languages. Suppose I have folders A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, each of which contains other folders with installers in them. These are updated automatically as the softwar
  15. So would I. I just added a request for this to the wishlist here: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/8620-wishlist/page__st__540#entry62384 so I won't repeat the details here. No doubt this would need to be configurable at the folder level or at the link level, because some people want symbolic links to be copied as links, others want to access their contents. For my application I would want the contents at the target to be delivered. As you'll see in the other posting, I'm talking about one-way sync, using read-only secrets.