[plt-scheme] Re: Remove File Operations

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri May 1 16:29:12 EDT 2009

On May  1, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> [...]

Some possibly relevant & random notes:

* For backups, I found unison to work very well, except that it's
  difficult to customize it for different subsets that you want to
  synchronize.  I wrote a scheme wrapper that deals with that and that
  worked fine for me for several years now.

* For remote file access on linux, there is `sshfs', based on `fuse'.
  It's extremely convenient to work on any remote machine -- it even
  works with Windows mounts.  You basically get to mount a remote path
  locally, where everything is going through an ssh line underneath.
  (It took some hacking, but I eventually even managed to hook it to
  auto mount...)

* For password issues with ssh, a nice solution would be to write an
  interface to sockets (IIRC, there are existing interfaces in several
  other implementations with varying degrees of completeness), but a
  much easier solution is to use some wrapper utility.  One such thing
  is `socat' -- you can use it to start a program like ssh and get
  back two simple input/output ports.

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