migrating tasks from one user to another

Asked by Michael Andrew Mckay on 2010-08-06

os: lucid linx
ftransfer tasks from desktop to netbook edition

how can i migrate tasks from one computer to another. my main laptop is on the fritz and transferring tasks to my mini would be great as re-typing everything is not an option. i have looked at other questions asked and the paths stated do not jive with the desktop version of lucid linx. the computer i wish to transfer GTG tasks to uses the netbook edition. thanks for your time.

-mike

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Luca Invernizzi
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2010-08-07
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2010-08-06
PeterPall (peterpall) said : #1

Looks as you might want to look into cloud computing - which basically means distrubuting tasks over a whole cloud of systems -

or that you want to use ssh:

Type
ssh -X 192.168.2.182
into the laptop (replace the number by the url of the fast computer)

...and a shell opens that runs all programs on the fast desktop computer while still using the screen and keyboard of the laptop for interaction with you. Since the shell window appear on the laptop you will be still able to use drag-and-drop and everything else from your laptop - and carry your screen around with you.

Kind of remote desktop integrated into your own, that is.

Best Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) said : #2

Hi michael.
For a one-time move, just copy /home/YOURUSER/.local/share/gtg and /home/YOURUSER/.config/gtg into your new computer.
The next version of gtg will feature a way to keep tasks synced between multiple computers.

peterpall...good ideas and it will help me on a future project, but for this one i am just trying to get my tasks from one soon to be dead computer to its replacement computer.
luca...i have read this on the gtg website and a few other bbs's but these paths do not exist on my systems.

i appriciate your efforts in helping me with my problem, just one more reason i am glad i ditched windows....

btw...its ubuntu lucid linx...sry ima newbie.

luca, being a newbie i failed to realize i had to show hidden files.... i do that and the .local shows up. i will do as you recommend and let you know how it works out.

thanks for your time

Thanks Luca Invernizzi, that solved my question.