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A cross-platform front-end for the powerful rsync program used for file synchronization and backups

editor's review





As its name suggests, Grsync is an open source graphical interface for the powerful rsync program, which allows users to synchronize files and folders on the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is also the perfect tool to create system backups.

Easy backups right at your fingertips

While it can be effectively used to make regular backups of your Home directory, as well as to synchronize any other local folders and files, you can use Grsync to keep your music library in sync with an audio player device, mirror files or replicate partitions. It also supports remote targets.

Features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)

The application features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that comprises of three different views, which give you quick access to basic, advanced and extra options. These allow you to preserve the date, permissions, owner and group of files, preserve devices, disable recursion, keep partially transferred files, as well as to compress file data and copy hardlinks as hardlinks.

Supports sessions

Another interesting feature is the ability to use sessions. Sessions can be added, deleted, imported and exported in the grsync file format. A default session is automatically created when you open the application for the first time.

It’s written in GTK+ and independent of GNOME

Despite the fact that Grsync is written in the GTK+ programming languages, it is not dependent on the GNOME desktop environment. This means that you can successfully use the application on any other open source desktop environment, as long as GTK+ exists.

Supports mainstream operating systems

Grsync is a cross-platform application and has been successfully tested on the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux operating systems. While it’s distributed only as a source archive, it can be easily installed on numerous distribution of Linux from the default software repositories.

Grsync was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 22nd, 2014
Grsync - The main window, where users can select the source and destination foldersGrsync - The Advanced Options view, where users can configure advanced optionsGrsync - The Extra Options view, where users can set additional options

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