I'm trying to use rsync to keep two programs (Gnucash and Pan) in sync between my desktop and my laptop. The last time I was away from home, I tried to do this with these two commands from a terminal on my laptop:
rsync -av firstname.lastname@example.org
rsync -av email@example.com:~/.pan
After giving my password, both times, the program appeared to do its stuff. However, Gnucash didn't have any entries more recent than the last time I'd used it on the laptop until I used gFTP to bring everything across, overwriting the local files. Pan didn't "know" what articles I'd read at home until I manually brought the newsrc file across. Checking on the pan user's email list, nobody knew why rsync hadn't worked. In fact, that list is where I learned how to use it in the first place! Does anybody have an idea what's going on?