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Can Toucan (sync part) detect RENAMES and MOVES of files ?

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Can Toucan (sync part) detect RENAMES and MOVES of files ?

Can Toucan detect renames and moves of files

Almost all so-called "sync" programs don't !!
They stupidly compare source and destination directory and copy necessary files.

But what I would need (and other users) is a smart detection of file moves and renames.
Imagine the following situation:

Starting with two absolute equal directories (trees) I Angel rename a file
or (b) move a file into a sub-directory.

Normal sync programs simply duplicate the "new" files to the opposite partner dirs.
As a result I have on each site now 2 (!) files (=4 files in total).
Thats a mess. I want tracking operation (rename/move) on the opposite site instead.

Is this possible with Toucan?

Maybe in the next release?

That feature would make Toucan really almost unique among the sync tools!!


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I don't think the current

I don't think the current version does detect this. It would be a nice feature.

J Neutron
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MD5 check

There's been talk of implementing an MD5 check to detect identical files with different names. That would fix that part of your question.


neutron1132 (at) usa (dot) com

Steve Lamerton
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check is already in Toucan Smile I am hoping to improve the way sync works for 2.1. There may or may not be a release between the ccurrent relese and 2.1.

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