Meld is a GUI tool to sync directories

I wanted to manually sync specific music albums from my media server to my laptop and wondered which graphical tool I could use (except the file manager). Then I used the application I already use to solve git merge conflicts: Meld.

Two things were necessary for meld to be useful for my task:

  1. Enable Preferences > Folder Comparisons > Compare files based only on size and timestamp, otherwise meld would compare the files byte by byte
  2. After the directories had been compared, every folder was expanded, which was too convoluted. Right-click the main folder and select Collapse Recursively

Meld comparing the music folders

Written by Christian Weiske.

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