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sy-genlink(1) General Commands Manual sy-genlink(1)


sy-genlink - generate Syncany link for initialized local directory


sy genlink [-s | --short] [-m | --machine-readable]


This command creates a Syncany link (syncany://..) from an existing local folder. The link can then be sent to someone else to connect to the repository.

Syncany links contain the connection information of the storage backend, so in case of an FTP backend, host/user/pass/etc. would be contained in a link. If the link is shared, be aware that you are giving this information to the other users.


-s, --short
The generated syncany:// link will be shortened using the Syncany link shortener service. This option stores the encrypted link on the Syncany servers. The option does not work if the repository is not encrypted.

-m, --machine-readable

Only prints the link and leaves out any explanatory text. Useful if the link is used in a script.


Syncany 0.4.9-alpha, Distributed under GPLv3, Copyright (c) 2011-2015 Philipp C. Heckel