How To Install FreeFileSync 6.8 On 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.t

The latest version available is FreeFileSync 6.8, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • New comparison option to ignore file time shift in hours
  • Tentatively disabled DST hack affecting FAT file creation times
  • New menu option to reset gui layout
  • File sizes ignore sync direction in overview panel
  • Sort by file name also sorts folder names
  • Main grid column “full path” includes file name
  • Always position comparison progress below main buttons
  • Fixed high-precision tick count calculations
  • Fully restart directory traversal on errors
  • Updated help file with steps to schedule a batch job (OS X)

how to install FreeFileSync 6.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five

In this article I will show you how to install FreeFileSync 6.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives.

Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing FreeFileSync 6.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Deepin, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Peppermint and Linux Lite systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the freefilesync package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

Optional, to remove freefilesync, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove freefilesync

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