How To Install FreeFileSync 6.13 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FreeFileSync is a multi-platform, open-source folder comparison and synchronization tool, available on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among others, it has support for performing binary file comparison, handle symlinks, copy NTFS extended attributes and security permissions, fail-safe file copy, include/exclude file via filter, optimized runtime performance, detailed error reporting and automate as a batch job.

The latest version available is FreeFileSync 6.13, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed crash when failing to create log file during batch run
  • Show directory traversal errors as conflict category on grid
  • Improved file filter behavior for certain edge cases when updating the database
  • Don’t show alternative folder paths if volume name is empty
  • Fixed recursive yield when minimized into notification area (Linux, OS X)
  • Include ACLs when copying file and folder permissions (OS X)
  • New file copy routine including extended attributes (OS X)
  • Fixed failure to permanently delete directories containing symlinks
  • Copy extended attributes when creating new folders and symlinks (OS X)
  • Restore process umask after creating lock file (Linux, OS X)
  • Copy directory permissions by default (Linux, OS X)
  • Optimized construction of merged path filters
  • Exclude items subject to traversal errors when updating the database

 how to install FreeFileSync 6.13 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install FreeFileSync 6.13 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing FreeFileSync 6.13 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repo and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the freefilesync package.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install FreeFileSync 6.13 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu utopic-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

How to install FreeFileSync 6.13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

Optional, to remove FreeFileSync from either Ubuntu or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove freefilesync

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