Share application state across computers using Dropbox.
This program lets you synchronize application data using Dropbox.
It automatically starts and stops programs that would otherwise fight over data in a shared folder and ensures only one instance is running. Many applications work fine when their data is stored in Dropbox, but some programs overwrite databases:
while others periodically write snapshot data:
and some just don't make sense to keep running on all your computers:
- Python 3.10+
mine with pipx (or pip):
$ pipx install mine
or directly from the source code:
$ git clone https://github.com/jacebrowning/mine.git $ cd mine $ python setup.py install
mine.yml in your Dropbox:
config: computers: - name: My iMac hostname: My-iMac.local address: 00:11:22:33:44:55 - name: My MacBook Air hostname: My-MacBook-Air.local address: AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF applications: - name: iTunes properties: auto_queue: false single_instance: true versions: mac: iTunes.app windows: iTunes.exe linux: null - name: Slack properties: auto_queue: true single_instance: false versions: mac: Slack.app windows: null linux: null
Include the applications you would like
mine to manage. Computers are added automatically when
mine is run.
versions dictionary identifies the name of the executable on each platform. The
properties.auto_queue setting indicates
mine should attempt to launch the application automatically when switching computers. The
properties.single_instance setting indicates the application must be closed on other computers before another instance can start.
To synchronize the current computer's state:
To close applications on remote computers and start them locally:
$ mine switch
To close applications running locally:
$ mine close
To close applications locally and start them on another computer:
$ mine switch <name>
To delete conflicted files in your Dropbox:
$ mine clean
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