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Dreamweaver - sync only updated php files?



10:43 pm on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible to only sync certain file types? Perhaps I've changed 5 php files and 470 mp3 files, but I only need to upload the php files and don't want to wait 12 hours for those mp3's to update?

The standard sync option probably won't help, but I'm wondering if a Find function might? Soemthing like Find All *.php, then I can select the find results and choose to upload them?


9:14 am on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes, you can do this. Expand the viewing panel to show local and remote views then sort the local list by file type. It's then just a case of selecting the type of files you want to upload and uploading them.


6:57 am on Jan 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

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When I sort by file type it sorts each directory by file type, not the entire site. So I have like 600 directories each with hundereds of files. Its not like I have 10,000 files all in one gigantic directory :(

So is what you're saying still applicable? I'm not sure I understand then.



10:24 am on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you cannot do this with dreamweaver and need a separate tool, you could do this with rsync.

It is also fast - probably much faster than uploading with Dreamweaver if the latter takes hours (as you say) to upload a few hundred files.


11:03 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have been a long time user of NetLoad (long since out of business) and recently changed over to Site Publisher. This tracks what is on the server in a cache and will quickly upload only the changed files - html and images. Quickly means 2-10 seconds to see what is needed to upload from 3,000 files plus upload time.

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