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FreeFileSync is a powerful folder synchronization and comparison software with easy to use GUI (user interface). With FreeFileSync, you can do the following:

  • Detection of renamed and moved files
  • Symbolic Links support
  • Exclude & include files
  • Copy Locked Files & transactional files
  • Binary comparison
  • Batch mode support (sync scheduling)
  • Shut down computer when sync completes, etc.

You can find here more features. In this page we will see how to install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04, users of older Ubuntu distributions (11.04/10.10) can also use the PPA given below to install FreeFileSync.

FreeFileSync Installation

Launch the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install freefilesync

Launch now FreeFileSync from the Unity Dash to start folder synchronization.

That's it!

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