I have a desktop at home, and a laptop that I take with me to places away from home, both have Fedora 20 installed. I edit the same files on either machine, and would like to be able to synchronise these files over the Internet to keep them identical, and avoid the error prone task of trying to repeat the same edits on the other one. It seems that using
ssh are the way to go, (but if there is a more straightforward method, I would be happy to use that instead, not
patch though) but what I have failed to discover is how to find out the identification details as in this extract from a document on how to use unison:
$ unison -testServer /home/ravisaive/Desktop ssh://172.16.25.125//home/ravisaive/Desktop
So my question is, please: how do I obtain or define the equivalents of the
172.16.25.125 for my two machines? In other "how to do it" articles I see
plink@plonk as the form of the identifiers, is this easier, and again how do I discover or define them?
Please, I would like an answer that is suitable for my completely novice status on this topic, not the sort that only experts can understand. Please insult my intelligence.
A Final plea:
I have asked similar questions to this on the Internet and here, and cannot get an answer to what seems to me to be a straightforward question. Here is another quotation, about OpenSSH (From Fedora Wiki, SSH)
"The Default fedora setup for the ssh client works just fine for a basic ssh server setup, like the one above. The syntax is even pretty basic, command options username @ address or IP. An example follows.
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "
In my slow dim-witted way I just cannot see where the "email@example.com" comes from. Perhaps it is so obvious that I shouldn't need to ask, but I can't see it for myself. Please can someone explain this for me?