Two tags exist for questions dealing with "synchronizing":

From the current questions asked, there are three uses for them:

  • File synchronization between machines (rsync and others)
  • Time synchronization (ntp and related)
  • Device synchronization (for PDAs or other devices)

Should the two existing tags be made synonyms, or should more specific tags be created instead - , , maybe?

If synonymized, not sure which one should be the parent. seems more "proper", but is short and sweet.


Device synchronization is file synchronization under the hood, and sometimes uses the same tools and sometimes not.

I don't think it hurts to have a slightly ambiguous tag. You're still synchronizing information in any case.

should be a synonym of . Lazy typists can still type the four-letter form, and the display name will be clearer. Also, close enough to that it's confused occasionally.

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    Added the synonym and merged Dec 8 '11 at 15:52

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