Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Rsync is a piece of utility software that comes standard on most Unix-based systems, providing the ability to synchronize files both locally and remotely. The difference between rsync and cp (the Unix copy command) is that rsync can use compression and smartly determine which files have changed, allowing the synchronization process to happen much faster than just a standard copy. Whether you need to back up your files or simply keep a copy elsewhere on your computer, rsync can save the day (and some time). Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to put this free tool to use on your Mac.