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syncing keywords / feature request
« on: September 24, 2017, 11:36:52 am »
Hello,

Just wondering...

Is it possible to sync PM structured keywords across multiple computers? For example, is there a way of having the structured keywords file read from a Dropbox folder? I'm currently Saving and Loading the file manually each time to ensure I have the latest copy.

If not, the syncing of settings would be a really useful feature to have in the future - particularly for structured keywords and FTP settings I'm sure you're up to your eyes in it but it's something on my wishlist!  :)
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Re: syncing keywords / feature request
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 01:01:15 pm »
So, I've made a bit of progress with this and have tried to create a symbolic link in the Terminal using the following command.

ln -s ~/Library/Preferences/com.camerabits.PhotoMechanic/StructuredKeywords_UTF-8.txt /Volumes/MEDIA/Dropbox/Pictures/PM/

This creates the file in my Dropbox, however, when I run the same command on the second computer I get the message "File exists".

I've tried using the -f flag to force the link but this just removes the file!

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: syncing keywords / feature request
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 01:35:09 pm »
Change the order of the ln -s arguments; you want PM to refer to the Dropbox version of the file, not the other way around...
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Re: syncing keywords / feature request
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 04:42:15 pm »
Ah, thank you! Works perfectly.
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