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    Syncing music

    I have this dream that when I pulling the drive my mac mini looks at my music server over wi-fi and adds any new tunes to its collection.

    Would I need to use applescript to do this?
    In the windows world there are apps that sync two directories. Guess I better google too!

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    wow, found this programme, looks like I can do it

    http://www.mac360.com/index.php/mac3...a_penny_a_day/

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    you might also look at directory synch with rsync. Already on your mac, no pretty front end though...

    EDIT--
    In a brief search I came across this page: http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/ma...erminal_5.html

    It also talks about ditto which in skimming the page will maintain resource forks and owner/permissions...

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    rsync

    I just use rsync. I created a quick shell script for "backing up" my .mov and .mp3 (and .m4a) files. Put it behind your "front end" and you're all set

    ok... well my Mac isn't in my car yet, but it is in another room on wireless.
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    Thanks.

    Would it be possible to see a copy of your script?

    I would like to learn how to script and this could be a good place to start.

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    I don't have it at my fingertips, but my Applescript O'Reilly book demonstrates how to use Applescript to connect to a remote machine and compare one directory to another. It would be a simple matter to copy the differences over at that point.

    If you want an Applescript (rather than a shell script) example, I could see if I can find it for you.
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    rsync -avz <user_name>@<ip_address_or_host>:~/Music/ ~/Music/
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    rsync would sync the files, but how would Itunes know to add the new music to its library?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminS
    rsync -avz <user_name>@<ip_address_or_host>:~/Music/ ~/Music/
    Yup, that's the ticket! don't forget to go the other way if you're loading/ripping music from your car computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by kandyman676
    rsync would sync the files, but how would Itunes know to add the new music to its library?
    GOOD point. I don't use iTunes to play music... so I'll have to look into that. I use MegaSeg and import the whole music directory after syncing.

    Can the current versions of iTunes import it's own directory to add songs put there by other programs? I remember early versions would re-import existing music and cause duplication.
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