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Keeping multiple copies of files stored on separate media or separate machines up to date whenever a change is made to one of the copies is an old problem. Recently with the proliferation of PowerBooks and the rising popularity of home computing, it has gained a new urgency. In order to ensure that the most recently modified version is duplicated on all machines, there is a recurring need to update files. Since the files may be located in many different folders this chore can be both tedious and time consuming. ShuttlePilot a folder equalizer, was designed to make this process quick and simple.
ShuttlePilot addresses this need by allowing the user to set up a scrolling list of links connecting folders whose contents are to be equalized. These folders can be anywhere, on local hard disks, floppies or on shared volumes accessed by AppleTalk. If the folder contents of a linked folder-pair are not equivalent, the pair is marked with a Check button. Selecting that folder-pair link will display in the lower field a list of the files that need to be copied or replaced. A click on the Copy button initiates a process during which files are shuttled bidirectionally until all folder-pairs become equivalent.
Unlike other file synchronizers, ShuttlePilot has many built-in safety features that will prevent catastrophes if the user makes changes in the folder names or locations. ShuttlePilot's interface design emphasizes "transparency" to allow the user to check what is going to be equalized. During equalization itself, continuous animation provides feedback about what is being moved so that the process can be interrupted at any time before mistakes become catastrophes.
ShuttlePilot-1.2-demo.sit (68.37 KiB / 70.01 KB)
ShuttlePilot v1.2 DEMO (1993) / compressed w/ Stuffit
Mac OS 6.x - Mac OS 9.2.2
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II