How do I use --sync?

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The command line option --sync is similar to --batchmode in that it performs tasks, then exits. Unlike --batchmode, however, it only backs up and updates sync folders.

For example, you want to run the program upon logging in, but needs a data file in a SpiderOak sync to be up to date. The obvious solution is to run SpiderOak --batchmode before calling, but that could take a long time, needlessly delaying your program's launch. Better, use --sync so that SpiderOak does only what is immediately needed. You might want to then run --batchmode or --headless after or concurrent with your program, so that SpiderOak does the other work that needs to be done in the background. Thus:

SpiderOakONE --sync &
SpiderOakONE --headless

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