A friend asks if there is/wiil be a way for ST to select files inside a share instead of synching the whole. I know there are ignore pattern possibility, but there is no way to learn the remote folder content. I read this post, but I felt it drifted from the initial question to something more technical. Maybe I didn’t understand the question.
You can generate a directory index yourself and then use .stignore to selectively sync.
For example if you wanted to do this for Music in your home directory, on a Unix-like system (sorry, I know nothing about Windows though there is surely a simple solution there) just set up a periodic cron job to do:
ls -Ra /home/cosas/Music > /home/cosas/Music/_file_index
Now in the .stignore file in your Music directory, use something like:
// don't ignore files matching these patternes
// ignore all other files in this directory
Now your periodically generated file index will sync and you will always have a list of the files available. If you decide you want to sync item(s) just use the ignore rules to add the relevant pattern(s) to the top section of the .stignore file (preceded by the ‘!’ to signify don’t ignore).
Thank you man, I’ll set a share over your cleverness with
// ignore all other
Yesterday I did small ST startup party with a friend on his two machines, and at the time of first “Add new machine” when he was next to spell the ID1 or get a USB stick, I said hey stop that, look what sync is : I pasted the ID in the ST GUI FF bookmark properties description field, which he near immadiately got on the other machine, regards to FF-Sync… he felt as :-==⊃ as I did with your answer… then cut/paste the ID1 to ST2
After some tests it seems I didn’t give this thread the best title according to what I had in mind.
What I’d like to have the possibility is, from the point of view of the newcomer device to a pre-existent folder share, to get a list of files in the share and only get synched with the ones the user at keyboard on this newcomer device wants. To be more precise, Alice is the original files owner, Bob would get some of the files Alice offers… and last but not least, Alice is not Bob
As long as both devices know there exist differences from the other about this folder share, maybe the remote one would be able to show this list in it’s own GUI or some unsynched file like .stignore is. When enabling a prexisting share on a device, we would be prompted to sync all/none/select/postpone. This seems to add a huge complexity to ST, but at the moment, the only way I found to do this is to call the newcomer with phone or mail, tell him I’ll propose (s)he to the share, tell she/him the name of an index file (eg _index_DevID) I already put in the folder (based on external operation, manual or cron or .job for updates), instruct him/she to create the target in her/his tree, and tell to create the .stignore as
If I don’t do this, the sync starts for * as soon as the newcomer ends its new repository config.
I tried here to bring an answer to Nutomic’s suggestion in a share with people thread and on demand link there in:
This post is not android specific. One thing I love in ST is it is multiplatform. As may has yet said, you already did a very great work.
[quote=“kluppy, post:5, topic:7176”]
if the Alice was to set an ignore file that just contains an * entry when accepting the share[/quote]You mean Bob? Alice is the initial supplier. If she .stignore *, Bob won’t get anything, even with a !* on his side isn’t it?
More, when Bob is to accept the share, he has no way to access the stignore settings (no “Ignore patterns” button in that dialog). At the time of writing I tested a workaround for this: set my FS target for the incoming share invitation as usual, but uncheck Alice (remembering she was the initiator), save, go edit folder to get the “Edit patterns” button, set the ignore *, Save, re-enable the initiator, Save, Done.
[quote] she can then see the files available in the out of sync items link.
[/quote] Nice! I just didn’t had the idea it was a link. I hope Bob has it’s own.
I guess this is not a new feature Audrius .
So the current best way to do is as per 0r0 & kluppy advises? I’m trying to perform tests but, trying to think on turn as if I were Bob and Alice I muddle up myself .
To make things clear, does .stignore (non negated patterns) on one side makes ST on this side to ignore both matchings, ie both to reject sending (push or release) the files on its own side to the other side and to prevent files on the other side to be grabbed?