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Shares application state across computers using Dropbox.

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mine

…for applications that haven’t learned to share.
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This is a program that 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:

  • iTunes
  • iPhoto
  • etc.

while others periodically write snapshot data:

  • Eclipse
  • Xcode
  • etc.

and some just don’t make sense to keep running on all your computers:

  • Slack
  • HipChat
  • etc.

Getting Started

Requirements

  • Python 3.3+

Installation

mine can be installed with pip:

$ pip3 install mine

or directly from the source code:

$ git clone https://github.com/jacebrowning/mine.git
$ cd mine
$ python3 setup.py install

Setup

Create a mine.yml in your Dropbox:

config:
  applications:
  - name: Eclipse
    queued: false
    versions:
      linux: eclipse
      mac: Eclipse.app
      windows: eclipse.exe
  - name: iTunes
    queued: true
    versions:
      linux: null
      mac: iTunes.app
      windows: null
  computers:
  - address: 00:11:22:33:44:55
    hostname: My-iMac.local
    name: My iMac
  - address: AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
    hostname: My-MacBook-Air.local
    name: My MacBook Air

Include the applications you would like mine to manage. The versions dictionary identifies the name of the executable on each platform. The queued setting indicates it must be closed before another instance can start. Computers are added automatically when mine is run.

For remote application management, mine needs to be started automatically on each of your computers. Cron is good for this:

  1. Find the full path to mine with $ which mine
  2. Add a crontab schedule with $ crontab -e: @reboot /path/to/mine --daemon --verbose >> /tmp/mine.log 2>&1 &

Basic Usage

To synchronize the current computer’s state:

$ mine

To close applications on remote computers and start them locally:

$ mine switch

To close applications locally an start them on another computer:

$ mine switch <name>

To delete conflicted files in your Dropbox:

$ mine clean

# Version History

## 0.3 (unreleased)

  • Added automatic daemon restart using nohup.

## 0.2 (2015/08/27)

  • Added ‘–daemon’ option to run continuously.
  • Added ‘edit’ command to launch the settings file.

## 0.1.2 (2015/05/17)

  • Upgraded to YORM v0.4.

## 0.1.1 (2015/03/19)

  • Initial release.

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