Sync between devices, how to?
I wonder how do you guys sync your files between devices?
I'm actually using freekrai's DropboxSync.py with some minor tweeks to get the job done.
Do you have a better or simpler solution? I hope sync will be a future builtin feature.
@Balur you have the right one and it is in a repo so it is open to collaborative improvement.
@Gerzer the one that you pointed to above is three years old and is a gist. I know there have been several divergent gists based off of that one trying to make various improvements.
@ccc Am I have the right one? I think not. I am currently using freekrai's version. You mean what I linked last, dhutchison's repo?
Really sorry I have issue with English as well.
I gave a quick look at dhutchison's DropboxSync. I had problem with it, because it's only sync very few files. Do it have any limitation?
@ccc It's upload only .py files, and only in one folder deep. Is this working as expected?
First file uploaded, second not. Pyui files and .txt neither.
I find where can I add more file type to the jam, but not the nested directories.
I opened an issue https://github.com/dhutchison/PythonistaScripts/issues/2 ... Hopefully someone will propose a pull request to fix that issue. I believe that @hyshai at one point had a fix for nested folders.
Now that I look at it more, I used https://gist.github.com/sidewinder42/8631794 in the past and you recommended https://gist.github.com/freekrai/4183134 which are both forks of https://gist.github.com/wrenoud/4049625 but all three are gists. There are 16 forks of wrenoud's original and the forks have forks...
We need a repo for this codebase so that we can do some collaborative improvement. The freekrai fork is just an earlier version of wrenoud while the sidewinder version is an improvement to prevent crashing. @sidewinder would you be willing to convert https://gist.github.com/sidewinder42/8631794 into a repo or should I just do that?
I have succesfully installed dhutchinson DropboxSync. Everything works perfectly, but ... only for .py files. I would like to sync sound and image files as well, particularly to download them from a Windows platform.
Is there a way to sync these files as well?
@upwart I know there is a better approach, but I did the following 3 line modifications:
Add this line top level, around line 20:
FILE_FILTER = ('.py','.pyui','.txt')
Replace line 122:
if file['is_dir'] == False and file['mime_type'].endswith('python'):
if file['is_dir'] == False and file['path'].endswith(FILE_FILTER):
Replace line 250:
if not file in processed_files and not os.path.isdir(file) and not file.startswith('.') and file.endswith('.py'):
if not file in processed_files and not os.path.isdir(file) and not file.startswith('.') and file.endswith(FILE_FILTER):
@ccc Thank you for opening an issue about nested folders, hope someone will pick it up soon.
See @DavidHutchison response https://github.com/dhutchison/PythonistaScripts/issues/2 -- He is working on it.
Your proposed changes above would make a great pull request. I had not realized that str.endswith() can take a tuple... That is supercool.
I've pushed a new version with nested folder support & includes pyui files.
Additional extensions are easy to add now if someone wants to submit a PR with additions (there is a collection called SUPPORTED_EXTENSIONS near the start of the file).
Thanks for the interest in the script, it was only written as something to introduce me to Python and pythonista!
Thanks for this update. It's a great tool.
@Balur both bugs now resolved.
The feature request (for skip folders) is technically in the code (SKIP_FILES collection can be added to with paths relative to the root), but I'm leaving that issue open for now. I feel a configuration file will be a more maintainable approach going forward than having anyone using this having to keep track of their own code changes through updates.
@DavidHutchison Thank you again. With SKIP_FILES collection, can complete folders be skipped without add file by file? Config file is a good direction. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Yesterday I also found two more issues about empty folders and re-uploading deleted files.
@Balur yes whole folders work (I checked it when working on the fixes).
I know Apple's restrictions prevent access to other syncing services from something that can run code (such as Pythonista), but does that also apply to a Pythonista-specific folder on Apple's own iCloud Drive?
Yes it does.