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Rsync Server

A rsync server (alpha release)
This app makes the shared storage of the device available via the Rsync protocol.
Shared storage is what you can see in the "File Manager" app that usually comes with
the device. This includes the 'DCIM' camera image folder as well as 'Downloads'.

When the "start" button is pressed and the device has Wifi connectivity, the app will
open a rsync server on a random port with a random tag ("module" in rsync parlance).
It will display all necessary details on how to connect to that server while it is
running, e.g.


Using a standard rsync client the server can then be interrogated and files moved back and
forth, i.e. to and from the phone. The benefit is that the transfers can be driven from
the client desktop, the keyboard and mouse interface of which making the process much
more convenient.

Note: This app has not been widely tested and should therefore be considered alpha quality.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.9.7 (1) suggested Added on 2020-11-16

    This version requires Android 8.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.

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