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Grsync – free and open source program for syncing folders, files and creating backups, GTK GUI for rsync


  • Most commonly used rsync options available, additional options may be specified by command line switches;
  • It is possible to save configuration settings (sessions): run multiple sessions at once; It is possible to run a simulation;
  • Captures and prints rsync output nicely on a own window and log to a file (remember to clean it periodically or setup automatic log rotation);
  • Parses rsync output to display progress bars and other information;
  • Highlights errors and show them on a separate window, for better and faster control over rsync runs;
  • Can pause rsync execution;
  • Can run custom commands before (and stop in case of failure) and after rsync;
  • Shell script for batch, crontab use etc. provided (grsync-batch);
  • Can import and export sessions on file i.e. share your settings with people;
  • Can minimize to system tray (status icon), when supported;
  • Can run specific sessions with superuser privileges;
  • Rsync backup made easy;
  • Configuration is an easily readable .ini file, which you can copy to have a backup of all your sessions and settings;
  • Supports the Unity framework for progress display and notification;
  • Needs rsync installed on the system (command line tool only, no need for server-side daemon) and GTK.

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The software Grsync is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt-get install grsync

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.2.6
Developer:Piero Orsoni and others
Programming language:C

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