editing configuration tutorials

Remote editing with Bit Torrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync is free software available from http://www.bittorrent.com/sync.

BT Sync Server Setup

  1. Download BT Sync for your server OS.
  2. Extract it somewhere

    $ cd /path/to/btsync
    $ tar -xvzf btsync_some_version.tar.gz
  3. Run the server

    $ cd btsync_some_version/
    $ sudo ./btsync
  4. Access the BT Sync web GUI: http://<your-domain>:8888.

  5. Add a PyKwiki project folder and copy the folder key.

BT Sync Client Setup

  1. Download and install BT Sync.
  2. Follow the BT Sync instruction to create a new directory and add the folder key generated in the BT Sync Server Setup step.

Webserver setup

  1. Configure your webserver to serve static files out of the BT Sync docroot folder. See Webserver for more information.
  2. Setup cron jobs to periodically cache and index the content from BT Sync source.
    # PyKwiki Caching Example Cron Jobs
    # ----------------------------------------------------------------
    # Cache just page content once per minute, very fast
    * * * * * pykwiki -b /path/to/btsync/project/folder/ cache -q
    # Cache everything (all pages and theme files) and rebuild the search index
    #   since this can take a little longer, run this every 5 minutes
    */5 * * * * pykwiki -b /path/to/btsync/project/folder/ cache -f