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02-15-2011, 08:37 PM
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Heard about something a while back but totally gone blank on it's name. Was a logically replacement for uploading files manually.

Anyone have the name or know what I'm talking about?

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Mac or PC? Makes a huge difference.

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As far as programs go mac or PC makes a difference, but not as far as protocol. The only other file transferring method I've used is SCP. This is an SCP program for Windows, I'm sure there is one for Mac and Linux.

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As far as FTP-specific programs, in my professional experience, I would recommend Cyberduck (OSX) and CuteFTP Professional (PC). I use Cyberduck on a daily basis and the majority of my co-workers use it as well. Seems to be the best, lightweight and to-the-point application on the OSX platform.

Also, the best SVN/file updating tool should be TortoiseSVN (PC) and Versions (OSX).

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Is it possible to have remote and server files synced together? So if I edit style.css locally and ctrl+s it'll automatically upload it to my server?

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Yes, it is. Even a program as simple as Coda being able to connect to a remote server and every time you save on your computer, it will sync with your site, of course provided that the correct server settings are in place. You'll also be able to add/remove and modify CSS, HTML, PHP, etc... straight from the program as well.

It's similar to Dreamweaver's built in "Add Site" feature.

As long as you know your site's FTP information, you shouldn't run into any problems.

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Yurp.

Oh and yhay, found what I'm after.

Also, for lack of wording, is their a way to have a remote directory sync to my server (like dropbox syncing). Say I delete a file from my directory it'll delete it from my servers directory too.

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If the connection to your remote server has already been established and you're editing the files right on your computer, whenever you delete or edit/save the document, it should be a direct reflection of what's on your site if you use a program like Coda that's compatible.

Essentially, it pulls your document straight from your site's directory and allows you to edit it on your desktop - eventually "re-syncing" with your server. You'll be able to designate a particular folder on your computer that will be the "site" folder and changes made within that folder will be changed on your site as well.

I hope that covers what you're wondering.

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Hey, for those people who use notepad++:

there's an already installed plugin called "NppFTP" which allows you to edit the files directly on the server. It also allows you to upload a file in just one click!

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Hey, for those people who use notepad++:

there's an already installed plugin called "NppFTP" which allows you to edit the files directly on the server. It also allows you to upload a file in just one click!
Interesting, I'll look into that since I use notepad++ for almost all my development.

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