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Find to sync large files

Project description

This program is a wrapper around rsync. It will help you:

  • if you need to sync files from remote server frequently

  • No need to keep the location of the file in your mind. It finds them for you.


  • Python >= 2.6 (Python >= 2.7 for tests)

  • rsync installed

  • locate installed with up-to-date database on the remote system

SSH Configuration

Make sure you have an SSH configuration file in your $HOME directory. This tends to be very useful, as it keeps all necessary logins and ssh server access configurations, e.g.:

Host spameggs
Compression yes
CompressionLevel 9
User guido

Host example2
User johndoe
Port 22


Syncing ZODB from remote server configured in ~/.ssh/config as spameggs:

$ zyklop spameggs Data.fs


I’m dealing with Zope servers most of my time. Some of them have a huge Data.fs - an object oriented database. I do have in 99% of the cases an older version of the clients database on my PC. Copying the whole database will take me ages. Using rsync and simply downloading a binary patch makes updating my local database a quick thing.

To summarize, with zyklop I’d like to address two things:

  1. Downloading large ZODBs takes a long time and bandwidth. I simply don’t want to wait that long and download that much.

  2. Most of the time I can not remember the exact path where the item to copy is on the remote server.


  • sudo support on the remote server

  • support for copying if SSH expects a terminal

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