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.

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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, 2011 at 15:52

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