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!
Last week, we talked about using rsync to transfer files from one location on your Mac to another (using rsync’s local syncing abilities); however, you can truly unlock the power of rsync when using it remotely to connect and transfer files from your local machine to a remote machine anywhere around the world. This remote syncing ability means that you could build an automated local-to-remote backup solution, or any other number of file transfer scenarios you can dream up. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to interface with a remote machine to sync files with rsync.
When it comes to synchronizing bookmarks and browser data, Safari seems to get all of the love on the Mac. With iCloud, you can sync your bookmarks on Safari between iOS devices, but if you don't use the Mac's native browser then you're out of luck. Fortunately for Firefox users, there's an alternative. We’ll show you how to use the built-in Firefox Sync to synchronize your browser data between all of your devices, including another Mac, iOS, or Android devices.